August 24, 2019
Iran’s state-run media said that 52 people were detained today in a mixed gender party in the northern city of Sari in Iran.
According to Fars News Agency, 29 of the detainees were men while the remaining 23 were women.
The news agency quoted a “source” as saying that the detainees were mostly young and that they had “extremely unsuitable appearances”.
The report said that 10 others were also detained last week in the city of Joibar. The hall where the party was taking place was also shut down.
The regime’s security forces regularly attack mixed gender parties and arrest partygoers even though they are private parties.
Reports indicate that Iran has stepped up its crack down on civil liberties. Most recently, three women were sentenced to hefty prison terms for refusing to wear the regime’s compulsory veil.
Yasaman Ariaie, her mother Monireh Arabshahi and Mojgan Keshavarz, currently detained in Qarchak Prison near Tehran, were sentenced to overall 55 years and six months of prison.
According to article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, if the sentences are finalized, 10 years of the prison terms for “encouraging and providing the means for moral corruption” will be implemented for each of the civil rights activists.
Iran News Wire