In November, Iraq’s Miss Universe contestant Sarah Idan snapped a selfie with her friend Adar Gandelsman, who was competing as Miss Israel. Both women posted the selfie to their Instagram accounts, and the result was disastrous.
A post shared by Sarah Idan (Sarai) سارة عيدان (@sarahidan) on Nov 13, 2017 at 2:51pm PST
Gandelsman told Israeli TV that Idan and her family have been receiving death threats.
“People made threats against her and her family that if she didn’t return home and take down the photos, they would remove her [Miss Iraq] title, that they would kill her,” Gandelsman said.
Idan, 27, who lives in the United States, tweeted about the incident.
“I’m not the first nor the last person to face prosecution over a matter of personal freedom. Millions of Iraqi women live in fear.