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Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

AP  |  Tehran 

has detained a teenager who posted dance videos on and attracted tens of thousands of followers.

State TV broadcast a video on Friday in which Maedeh Hojabri, 18, acknowledged breaking moral norms while insisting that was not her intention. It was unclear whether her statement was made under duress.

She had posted around 300 videos on her account, many of which showed her dancing. She also appeared in videos without wearing the obligatory Islamic headscarf. She had some 43,000 followers.

have said they plan to shut down similar accounts on Instagram, and the judiciary is considering blocking access to the site. already blocks Facebook, and other social media, though many Iranians access them through proxies and VPNs.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 12:40 IST
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