HRW criticises Iran for harassing and prosecuting dancing women

HRW criticises Iran for harassing and prosecuting dancing women

WAAR-DUHOK:

 

Iranian authorities should stop harassing and prosecuting women for exercising their free expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

Iranian state television IRIB broadcasted apologies on July 9 by several women who were briefly detained in May for posting videos of themselves dancing on their popular Instagram accounts.

They included social media stars Elnaz Ghasemi, who lives in Canada and was visiting Iran, and Maedeh Hojabri, a teenager, both of whom had been arrested in May.

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