Home » Iranian Online Shop Manager Arrested Over Hijab Posts

Iranian Online Shop Manager Arrested Over Hijab Posts

A senior manager of an Iranian online store for android games and apps has been arrested over her online posts in defiance of mandatory hijab.

Sabereen News, an Arabic and Persian Telegram channel affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, released a video showing the arrest of Soraya Rezai Mahvar,the R&D Manager of Myket.

The video also showcases images of tweets by Rezai Mahvar expressing her opposition to the compulsory hijab.

According to Iranian daily Sharq, she was arrested at her workplace last week. However, no information is available about the arresting authority or the reason for her detention.

Several online shopping platforms including online bookshop Taghcheh (Taaghche), online retailer Digikala, and marketing platform Azkey were shot down during the past few days not for their operations, but for the way their employees dressed in photographs posted on social media platforms. The companies Myket and Taaghcheare among the subsidiaries of the holding company Hasin.

Days after several online shopping platforms were shut down by the Iranian government over lack of hijab, the Judiciary claimed it had no role in the decision, revealing the chaos surrounding the way the government enforces compulsory hijab and controls online businesses and social media platforms.

Following the denials by various officials about their involvement in the closure of businesses, social media users noted the chaos in handling hijab and online activities in Iran and wrote that no one in the government is brave enough to accept responsibility for harsh measures.