France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Nina Siahkali Moradi came 14th out of candidates in the election, which should have granted her a stand-by seat on the city council. Election officials overturned her appointment on the grounds that the year-old was "not observing Islamic codes". In her campaign material, Siahkali wears the statutory hijab: only her face is visible. Nina Siahkali Moradi's campaign car window sticker.
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An electoral candidate, who had won a reserve place on a city council in Iran, has reportedly been barred from occupying the seat of mayor for being too attractive. Nina Siahkali Moradi, 27, had received 10, votes during the polls in the city of Qazvin in Iran and was placed 14th out of candidates, The Independent reports. According to the report, she was also named as an alternate member of the Council, who would be kept as a reserve. She was, however, disqualified and denied permission to fill the vacant mayor's position, as officials did not want a catwalk model on the council. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said that the disqualification was apparently because of her non-observance of Islamic codes on her election campaign posters. The controversy comes after the new President Hassan Rowhani had vowed to bring about changes to the observation of civil rights and support increased participation of women in the Iranian society. Breaking News.
Iranian woman city council candidate denied mayor's seat for being 'too attractive'
Occasionally, in the Middle East, a story comes along which shocks and surprises the masses. As a journalist you tend to hear or work on the large majority of daily stories and soon become desensitised to such news. But good-looking humans across the region should take it as a warning; soft features, high cheekbones and eyes deep enough to drown in can be a one-way ticket to trouble in the Middle East. When a more senior male member of the council stepped down, Moradi was promoted to full council member in Qazvin, a city northwest of Tehran.
From Iowa to Iran , some men in the early 21st Century are using their feelings of sexual attraction for good-looking women as a justification for discriminating against them—and getting away with it. Last December, for example, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that a dentist who fired Melissa Nelson after ten years of employment because he felt attracted to her did not commit sex discrimination. Now, halfway around the world in Iran , a female candidate for city council in Qazvin pop.