Iran Arrests 46 in Fresh Crackdowns on Instagram Models

The official IRNA news agency reported that officials in Iran arrested eight women and 36 other people who used Instagram to share images and clips.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of people in fresh crackdowns on models and associated colleagues posting “immoral images” online. The official IRNA news agency reported Monday that officials in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, some 1250 kilometers, or 630 miles, south of the capital Tehran, arrested eight women and 36 other people in the photography, beauty salons and wedding businesses who used Instagram to share what they considered indecent…

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