Among those arrested is a model Elham Arab who is well known for modelling wedding dresses and posting pictures of herself on social media without the head scarf. The arrest of these 8 women is part of a greater crackdown on at least 170 other women who have not yet been identified.
This is further example of how oppressive the government of Hassan Rouhani, the so called “moderate” President really is. I hope to see human rights organizations; in particular feminist groups and women’s rights groups stand in solidarity with the Iranian women and don’t remain silent in the face of such oppression and injustice. Iran Cracks Down On 'Un-Islamic' Modelling