Iranian Female Bodybuilder Jailed For ‘Bicep Selfies’ On Social Media


Tehran:  An Iranian female bodybuilder has been arrested and jailed owing to the selfies she published in social media. The selfies reveal her toned muscular figure. Iran’s Islamic Republic deemed these photos to be nude. It has stringent rules on women and nudity.

She was unable to provide the bail of two million rials (£50).

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Many believe the woman to be Shirin Nobahari, who participated in an international competition and was reportedly warned about her selfies.

On her Instagram account. Nobahari (@Shirin Muscleking), has photos of her showing off her biceps and lifting weights.

‘One of the female bodybuilders who recently published nude photographs on social networks has been arrested’,  the Iranian judiciary’s own news agency said.

“Nude”, in this context refers to women not wearing a headscarf, or revealing body part like arms and legs.