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May 16, 2016 10:22 am

Iran Arrests 8 Models for Posing Online Without Headscarves

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Some of the Iranian models arrested for immodesty. Photo: Twitter composite.

Some of the Iranian models arrested for immodesty. Photo: Twitter composite.

Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown on models who post images of themselves online without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country’s future.

The arrests follow the detentions of artists, poets, journalists and activists as moderate President Hassan Rouhani’s administration secured a landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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