Iranian Veil Site Gets Half Million ‘Likes’ and State TV Rebuke

By: Robin Pomeroy | Reuters

(Reuters) – When Masih Alinejad posted a picture of herself online jumping in the air in a sunny, tree-lined London street, the journalist hoped to cheer up readers weary of her stories of grim human rights cases in her native Iran.

She did not expect what followed: a Facebook phenomenon that gained half a million followers in a month and scathing, personal criticism by Iranian state television, accusing her of drug addiction, perversion and insanity.

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