Iranian actress is branded ‘immoral’ by state media and sparks public outcry after she posts photographs of herself without a hijab on Facebook

An Iranian actress has sparked outrage in her home country after publishing pictures of herself not wearing the compulsory Islamic headdress.

Sadaf TaherianSadaf Taherian posted images on her Facebook and Instagram accounts showing her without a hijab in protest at strict Iranian laws requiring women to wear them in public.

The move has provoked a furious reaction from Iran’s ministry of culture which branded her ‘immoral’ in state media and banned her from acting.

Iranian officials have even Photoshopped the hijab back onto her pictures, according to reports.