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Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -

makeup artists, 58 mod­els, 51 fash­ion sa­lon man­agers and de­sign­ers, and two ac­tive in­sti­tu­tions, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the spe­cial court.

“We found out that about 20 per cent of the (Ira­nian) In­sta­gram feed is run by the mod­el­ling cir­cle,” Javad Babaei said on state tele­vi­sion late Sun­day.

They have been “mak­ing and spread­ing im­moral and unIs­lamic cul­ture and promis­cu­ity”, he said.

Babaei said it was the ju­di­ciary’s duty to “con­front those who com­mit­ted these crimes in an or­gan­ised man­ner.”

In ad­di­tion to the eight ar­rests, crim­i­nal cases have been opened against 21 other peo­ple, he said.

The sting op­er­a­tion has homed in on a data­base of over 300 pop­u­lar Ira­nian In­sta­gram ac­counts and con­nected ac­counts, Babaei said.—AFP

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