Nina Siakhali Moradi (27), A government councilwoman, has been banned from public office in Iran.
She received more than 10,000 votes in the election held last June, and won a council seat in the Qazvin city council, according to a report in The Times of London.
Immediately, religious conservatives protested her looks, with one official describing her as a “catwalk model.”
Moradi was pictured wearing a hijab in campaign posters; this covered her hair, but she didn’t wear a face veil. Her hands are also shown.
Her campaign slogan was “Young ideas for a young future.” She pushed for more women’s rights in Qazvin and greater youth involvement in city politics.
However, various religious groups wrote to Qazvin’s governor and called the posters “vulgar and anti-religious,” saying they breached Islamic law.
A senior official in Qazvin told local reporters, “We don’t want a catwalk model on the council.”
Nina Siakhali Moradi was ultimately disqualified from office for failing to observe Islamic norms.
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