Dancing is Not a Crime
Three young women have appeared on state-run television, confessing to posting videos of themselves dancing on Instagram. The women were thought to have been arrested in May, but news of their alleged crimes only emerged with the July 6 broadcast.
Rouhani Launches Surprise Attack on the Media
In a meeting to mark the end of Ramadan, President Rouhani spoke out against journalists, criticizing them for "raising people's expectations" and focusing unnecessarily on the economy. Journalists have responded in anger, arguing that it is their job to report on society — and that the overarching feeling at the moment was despair.