‘I was not a criminal’: The model who fled Iran’s morality police to seek refuge in France
By Abiodun Ogundairo
03 October 2020 | 7:08 am
When Iranian fashion and underwear model Negzzia learnt that Iran's Revolutionary Guards were onto her for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic culture, she knew she had to get out. She travelled first to Turkey, then to France, where, for a time, she lived on the streets. We discuss her new book and her determination to speak out about the Iranian regime's deep fear of personal freedom.
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