Iran, Dec. 22, 2017 — Based on reports from Iranian State news agencies, some 230 boys and girls have detained at separate parties in the capital, Tehran, suppressive state security forces say.
Iranian semi-official news agencies report that Tehran police on December 21 arrested 140 of the young partygoers in a garden on the outskirts of the capital and 90 in one of the city’s affluent northern neighborhoods.
Taking part in mixed parties of unrelated men and women are illegal under the mullahs’ law enforced in Iran.
The head of Tehran’s morality police, Zolfaghar Barfar, said ‘several singers’ are among those detained at the parties.
He said the parties were streamed live on the popular photo- and video-sharing application Instagram.
Reports said some participants posted an invitation to others to join on Instagram and police arrested them.
Originally published at towardfreedomwithmek.blogspot.com.