Two Iranian Models Were Arrested For Instagramming Without Headscarves

Two Iranian models, Elham Arab and Elnaz Golrokh have been arrested for sharing photos of themselves without headscarves on their social media accounts.

Iranian women have been under strict national law to keep their hair covered in public since 1979, so the models have been charged with “promoting western promiscuity,” according to the Telegraph.

“I think all humans are interested in admiring beauty and becoming famous,” she said during her trial, where she apologized for her actions. “But they must first consider at what cost and what they will lose in return. For an Iranian film star they may not lose much but for a model she will certainly lose her hijab and honor.”

The models were arrested as part of a surveillance project, also known as Spider II, which has already reportedly named up to “58 models, 51 fashion clothing designers, 59 photographers and makeup artists, and two fashion institutes of interest through the cybercrime unit, resulting in 29 criminal cases and multiple businesses being shuttered,” the Telegraph said.

See Elnaz’s Instagram below.

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