Iran- friend of America, Israel, and democracy- recently executed a massive crackdown of criminals in their country.
Over 100 people were arrested after a lengthy and expensive investigation.
What was their crime?
Posting on Instagram.
Iran has arrested eight people for working in “un-Islamic” online modelling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran’s cybercrimes court said on state television.
The arrests were made under a two-year-old sting operation named “Spider II”, targeting among others models who post photos online without the hijab covering the hair that is compulsory for women in public in Iran since its 1979 Islamic revolution.
It identified 170 people running online Instagram pages — 59 photographers and makeup artists, 58 models, 51 fashion salon managers and designers, and two active institutions, according to a statement from the special court.
“We found out that about 20 percent of the (Iranian) Instagram feed is run by the modelling circle,” Javad Babaei said on state television late Sunday.
They have been “making and spreading immoral and un-Islamic culture and promiscuity”, he said.
Glad Iran could take a break from threatening America to go after the REAL criminals, people who look too pretty on the Internet!
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