Iran detained 2 travel influencers who were traveling the country trying to ‘break the stigma’ around it with posts on YouTube and Instagram

Iran detained an Australian couple who were crossing the country on a road trip from Australia to London, and had been documenting their travels on Instagram and YouTube. Jolie King and Mark Firkin were arrested in July near Tehran. According to the Persian-language channel Manoto TV, they were detained on charges of flying a drone with no license. They have been detained in the high-security Evin Prison in Tehran, Manoto TV said. The couple, who have more than 40,000 followers across Instagram and YouTube, said they wanted to “break the stigma” around traveling to countries with bad reputations. Iran

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