An 18-year-old girl was arrested in Iran after she posted videos of herself dancing on Instagram and attracted tens of thousands of followers, according to the Associated Press.
Before 40 years ago, dance were taught in schools in #Iran but after the Islamic revolution 1979 it became a big crime! #MaedehHojabri is a teenage dancer not a criminal & dancing is not a crime.#FreeMaedeh #FreeIran #IranRegimeChange pic.twitter.com/O4dVOonTdQ— Ashraf Sherjan (@ASJBaloch) July 8, 2018
Maedeh is a famous Instagram dancer in #Iran.— جمهوری بی خدایان (@ar_persian) July 8, 2018
She's been arrested on orders from judicial authorities.
Maedeh tells her interrogator:"I never... [saw] dancing as a crime.”
Iranians are using the hashtags #مائده_هژبری , #ماهی_مائده , #آزادی_مائده to demand Maedeh's release. pic.twitter.com/cCtcfVotHq
#MaedehHojabri is a teenage girl who was uploading her own dance in #Instagram! Because of it Police arrested her! She is a teenager who is in jail right now Because of dancing!— Nahid Seif 🕕 (@NahidSeif) July 7, 2018
In #Iran all the peoples are criminals because they don’t want to live Islamic style.#مائده_هژبری pic.twitter.com/LeLCIuZyK3
#Iran just arrested a teenage girl #MaedehHojabri because of her dance and performances video. Before 40 years ago, dance were taught in school in Iran but after the Islamic revolution 1979 it became a big crime! pic.twitter.com/n68l7enKx1— Arash Sigarchi 🇦🇷 (@sigarchi) July 7, 2018