Iranian woman Donya Rad arrested for eating breakfast without headscarf

This image of a woman eating breakfast in a restaurant with her friend went viral, and it has ended up landing her in jail over one detail.

Iranian woman Donya Rad arrested for eating breakfast without headscarf
Iranian woman Donya Rad arrested for eating breakfast without headscarf

An Iranian woman was arrested for eating breakfast at a restaurant without a headscarf amid ongoing protests for women’s rights in Iran.

Donya Rad and a friend went viral after images of them eating at the cafe went viral online this week. Coffee shops like the one where the photo was taken are generally patronised by men only in the strict Islamic country, the NY Post reported.

“After visiting the designated place she was arrested, after a few hours of no news, Donya told me in a short call that she was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison,” her sister told CNN.

This story originally appeared on the NY Post and was republished with permission.