Iran female bodybuilder arrested for publishing revealing photos of herself

In Iran, "nude" can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs that must be covered in public.

By: AFP | Tehran | Published: January 18, 2017 5:36 pm
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An Iranian bodybuilder has been arrested for publishing revealing photos of herself on social media, the judiciary’s news agency reported on Wednesday. “One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested,” the agency said.

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In Iran, “nude” can refer to any woman who is not wearing a headscarf or revealing parts of her body such as arms and legs that must be covered in public.

The unnamed bodybuilder has been sent to prison because she was unable to post bail of two million rials (USD 50,000, 47,000 euros), the Mizanonline news agency said.

She is thought to be one of two women reported in September to have taken part in an international competition.

Iranian women are allowed to take part in international sporting events, but must respect Islamic rules on clothing at all times.

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    Curry
    Jan 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    Iranian women with Burqa !!! What a joke...lt;br/gt;Indian express should reconsider its news sources.
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      Michael
      Jan 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm
      Iranian women do not wear Burga. Some Muslim Iranians wear "chadoor". lt;br/gt;Chadoor: where did it come from?lt;br/gt;Fresco of dancing Peucetian women in the Tomb of the Dancers in Ruvo di Puglia, 4th–5th century BC.lt;br/gt;Ruvo di Puglia is a town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy, that is essentially devoted to agriculture, wine and olive growing.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Chadoor is used all over the world. A long, loose cloak worn over other garments by Muslim women, especially in Iran and South Asia, consisting of a semicircular piece of cloth draped over the hair and shoulders to cover the body while leaving the face uncovered or partially concealed.
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        RG
        Jan 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm
        Writer of the article must suffer from low intelligence. Clearly the women in burqa are not Iranian and article is factually incorrect. Need to get your facts write before publishing any article
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          wasi
          Jan 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm
          Indian Express is a reputed newspaper therefore it must stop reproducing articles of those news agencies which are hostile towards Iran. Iranian women never covers their face and ur np publishes fake photo. Stop imitating west and create ur own source on Iran
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