Crying, the distraught teenager explains that she posted videos of herself dancing on her Instagram account for her followers and was not directed by anyone.
Numerous protesters and supporters of Hojabri are Iranian women, who've also been posting videos of themselves dancing in public.
Hojabri and others facing similar accusations previously appeared on Iranian state TV in a video in which the young gymnast - potentially speaking under duress - acknowledged producing the videos.
"It wasn't for attracting attention", one of the arrested women said through tears in a broadcast on Friday, according to The Guardian.
News coverage of Hojabri's arrest has, ironically, spread the reach of her videos far beyond her Instagram account.
In 2014, authorities sentenced six men and women to suspended six-month prison sentences and 91 lashings for a video in which they could be seen dancing to Pharrell Williams" song "Happy' on the rooftops of Tehran.
Liberman was referring to the case of Iranian Instagram celebrity and dancer Maedeh Hojabri who was arrested by the Islamic Republic for uploading videos of herself dancing. " I dance in a public park in Tehran to support Maedeh the 19-year-old girl who got arrested", wrote another supporter. I did not want to encourage others to do the same ...
"I'm dancing so that they (the authorities) see and know that they can not take away our happiness and hope by arresting teenagers and (girls like) Maedeh", the BBC translated the tweet of one supporter. Sharing her own dancing clip, @Marun_1 said:"usually I don't share pictures and videos but today is an important day".
Hojabri and an unknown number of other social media users were arrested at an unknown date.
Hossein Ronaghi, a blogger, said: "People would laugh at you if you tell anyone in the world that [in Iran] they arrest 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds for dancing, being happy and being handsome, for spreading indecency, and instead pedophiles are free".
The Times quoted a hard-line analyst in Iran, Hamidreza Taraghi: "Instagram started out as an innocent tool, available on the internet, where people would upload photos and write some words".
Access to many social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the Telegram messaging app are blocked in Iran. And Iranian president Hassan Rouhani recently declared that the country should move toward a more free society.
The police have stated that they have plans to shut down similar accounts on Instagram, and the judiciary is now formulating regulations that may severely limit, or completely block the website altogether.