Iranian police arrest pornographic film actors
The Guardian / Robert Tait

Police in Iran have arrested a group of mostly female actors who were making pornographic films, a crime that carries the death penalty under the country's Islamic laws, local media reported today.The arrests were made at a house in a middle-class area in the east of Tehran, the pro-reformist website Fararu said.The website did not specify how many actors had been detained, but said most were "beautiful young women".Citing an "informed source" in the intelligence deputy's office of the Iranian law enforcement agency, it said the actors had produced several amateur films which had then been sold on the black market.The directors of the films have also been arrested.While an underground porn market has flourished in Iran in recent years, it is rare for the police to acknowledge it with high profile arrests.

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