Since 2017, FATA has arrested many women charged with publishing un-Islamic photos and videos on social media.
Maedeh Hojabri was seen on State TV Friday appearing to confess to her "crimes" while crying and shaking. "They are using hashtags that translate to "#dancetofreedom" and "#dancing_isn't_a_crime", according to Time. Only one of the women, 17-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri, has been identified.
It's not clear what sentence Hojabri might face for her dancing videos but she has been reportedly released on bail along with the other three women. Yet, she has amassed thousands of followers for her moves.
It is not known whether her public statement of admission was made under duress.
"When the pages of social media celebrities are identifies by FATA - Iranian Cyber Police - the admins of these pages will be referred to the judicial authorities in each provinces they live".
The potential charges against Hojabri were not specified, but she is likely to be accused of running afoul of Islamic codes of behavior that call for modesty in attire and behavior. One of them is Elnaz Qasemi, who had more than 600,000 Instagram followers. I did not want to encourage others to do the same.
Dancing with people of the opposite sex with who are not relatives is forbidden.
Dozens reacted to Hojabri's detention by uploading their own dance videos. The video quickly went viral but also provoked the dismay of conservative Iranian authorities. Instagram, like many other social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Telegram), undergo periodic interlocks in the country.
On July 8, Iran sentenced Shaparak Shajarizadeh, 42, to two years in prison and 18 years probation for peacefully protesting Iran's compulsory hijab law by removing her veil in public. According to BBC's video description, this was just months after a group of young Iranians were arrested for dancing to Pharrell William's Happy.