December 5, 2016
The 12 were convicted of charges including spreading prostitution and promoting corruption via the publication of obscene images online, inciting Muslims to corrupt themselves through putting on fashion shows, and spreading a "Western-style culture of nudity".
They were not named by Mr Taravat in his interview with Ilna. But he said they included a man given a six-year sentence and banned from working in journalism or government service for two years following his release; a woman and a man jailed for five years and banned from working in fashion design; and a man jailed for two years and banned from working in photography.
Iran's judiciary launched a crackdown on "un-Islamic" behaviour by fashion models earlier this year.
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