A video of a teenage girl in Tehran being violently arrested by police after playing with water guns has sparked fury among Iranian internet users. In the video, taken on June 22, a plainclothes officer is seen forcing the 15-year-old girl into a police car as she shouts and attempts to resist.
A video of a Kabul shop owner being hit by an MP’s bodyguard has enraged online users in Afghanistan. But the incident is hardly the first example of the use of force by an elected official or a member of his team.
Organizers of a fashion show in Iran were charged after videos of the event, which featured fantasy-inspired dresses and women not wearing hijabs, surfaced on social media. The outfits were considered by the public prosecutor to have strayed too far from traditional Islamic clothing.
The Pakistani army shot down at least one Indian military jet overnight from February 26-27, escalating tensions between the two nuclear powers.
Voria Ghafouri – already a star defender for Tehran’s Esteghlal FC – has become a hero in Iranian football for speaking out about an economic crisis that has led to soaring food prices.
Iran’s long-feared “morality police” are increasingly facing resistance from women they try to arrest under the country’s strict hijab laws.
The footage is impressive: It shows a surfer riding an immense wave, and he looks miniscule against the towering wall of water. The video was filmed back in 2017 but it recently popped up on social media and started circulating widely.