Twelve Iranian Fashion Models Sentenced to 379 months of Imprisonment

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File Photo; Iranian fashion models sentenced to 379 month imprisonment

Iran; Shiraz Criminal Court has sentenced 12 models to 379 mnths of imprisonment banning them from leaving the country and working in such professions.

As state run Ilna news agency reports on 5th December 2016, the attorney of the modeling defendants said:’this file has 12 accused consisting of 8 women and 4 men. The head of Branch 117 of the Criminal Court 2 of Shiraz charged the defendants with offering Western models in fashion exhibitions, shaping mannequins, and promoting the culture of nudity.’

Mahmoud Taravatrooy claimed that each defendant is sentenced to imprisonment from 5 months to 6 years. He also talked about the issued sentences and said:’a man and woman were each sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment, the prohibition of employment in the industry of fashion design and production. They are also banned from exhibiting any fashion shows for two years after the end of the sentence.

Another woman was sentenced to 1 year of imprisonment and a couple was each sentenced to 8 months of imprisonment as well as the prohibition of employment in the fashion industry. They are also banned from working in photography studio two years after the end of prison time. In addition to that, another woman was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment, prohibition of employment in the fashion industry and she is forbidden to hold fashion exhibitions for two years after the end of prison time. ‘

The attorney of those accused of modeling in Shiraz also added:’in this case, another woman is sentenced to 5 months of imprisonment and banned from designing and holding fashion exhibition for two years after the end of the sentence. The last accused is a man who is also sentenced to two years of imprisonment and prohibition of employment in the photography industry for two years after the end of the sentence. As a complementary punishment, the court also bans the defendants from leaving the country for two years; starting from the end of detention.’

Source: Twelve Iranian Fashion Models Sentenced to 379 months of Imprisonment

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