Two Staff Members at Photography Studio Arrested in Kerman City

Abdolali Ravanbakhsh, Deputy Commander of Police in Kerman Province, announced that two staff members at a photography studio were arrested for publishing photos and video clips on Instagram.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna News Agency, police searched the studio and confiscated personal belongings such as cameras, projectors, laptops and cell phones.

“Iranian Security Police experts in charge of surveilling activities in cyberspace detected an Instagram page publishing improper photos and video clips,” Ravanbakhsh commented. “A young man who ran a photography studio where he created unlawful photos and films was arrested. A woman who was helping him create the films was also arrested.”

The Iranian Judiciary system has been criticized for its violation of citizens’ privacy rights.