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Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram


Added 07-09-18 04:18:01pm EST - “A teen in Iran was arrested for dancing to Western songs ” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Iranian teen arrested for dancing on Instagram”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Teenage dancer, Maedeh Hojabri, was arrested in Iran. She used to record dance videos in her bedroom and upload them to her instagram with 600K followers.#مائده_هژبرى pic.twitter.com/3EDVR9veV3

A teen in Iran was arrested for dancing to Western songs — including a Justin Bieber tune and a rap number — in videos on social media, according to reports.

Maedeh Hojabri, an 18-year-old gymnast, posted clips on Instagram that showed her swaying in her bedroom in various outfits, The Guardian reported.

Hojabri had posted about 300 videos to her nearly 600,000 followers, many that showed her dancing, sometimes in midriff-baring tops and tight jeans, without a hijab, which is required in public.

But on Friday, state TV broadcast a video of the teen, crying and shaking, with her face blurred as she appeared to confess to breaking moral norms — while insisting that she was just trying to gain more followers.

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