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Iran arrests teenage girl over instagram video Iran arrests teenage girl over instagram video
Iran has arrested a number of people over videos that were posted on Instagram, including a young woman who filmed herself dancing to music. Iranian... Iran arrests teenage girl over instagram video

Iran has arrested a number of people over videos that were posted on Instagram, including a young woman who filmed herself dancing to music.

Iranian police detained 18-year-old dancer Maedeh Hojabri for posting videos of her dancing on Instagram, where she had tens of thousands of followers. As the case gained publicity, Iranian state TV broadcaster IRIB aired a video in which she confessed that she regretted recording and uploading such clips; at the same time, the teen insisted that breaking moral norms was not her intention.

Her account, which has been suspended, was reported to have had more than 600,000 followers.

Hojabri has since appeared on a state television programme with other detainees, in which she and others made what activists say were forced confessions, a tactic often used by Iranian authorities.

State TV showed a young woman, her face blurred, crying and shaking while describing her motivation for producing the videos.

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