Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Iran’s Hard-Liners Crack Down on Models Not Wearing Head Scarves

By Thomas Erdbrink
Iranian women in Tehran last month. Credit Vahid Salemi/Associated Press
IRAN---Iran’s judiciary unleashed one of its periodic crackdowns on social media permissiveness on Sunday, announcing the arrest of eight people involved in online modeling without a mandatory head scarf and questioning another woman, a former model, live on state television on Sunday. “The enemy is investing in order to create a generation without any willpower,” the prosecutor said of social media. “We must refrain from any actions that run counter to the values of the establishment.” [link]