Iranian authorities shut down Swedish cosmetics company

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 23, 2010 11:45

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

STOCKHOLM — Swedish cosmetics company Oriflame Cosmetics SA said Monday that Iranian authorities closed down its operation in Tehran and detained three of its staff members.

The company said the reason for the raid wasn't disclosed. Two sales consultants were also detained.

Oriflame's Chief Financial Officer Gabriel Bennet Monday said he believes Iranian authorities dislike the company's business model of giving women the opportunity to work as direct sales consultant.

He said the company hopes to continue selling its products in Iran but that the business climate in Iran has deteriorated in recent months.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 22, 2018
U.S. launches campaign to erode support for Iran's leaders

By REUTERS