NCRI – On early morning hours of Friday December 9, police forces raided a villa during a night party in North Eastern city – Mashad, and arrested 16 men and 8 women who were in the celebration.
According to same report, they were handed over to judicial authorities for further investigation.
It is noteworthy that last month On Wednesday, November 2, an Iranian news website called ‘Asre khabar’ also reported: “Tehran’s police on Sunday 30 October, after acquiring arrest warrants, stormed a house in Sadat Abad quarter in Tehran in which 8 girls and 9 boys wearing traditional Halloween costumes, were celebrating and dancing in a mixed gender party.
Commenting on the recent spate of arrests, Shahin Gobadi of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said:
“The clerical regime has never been so isolated at home and loathed by the Iranian people, in particular by the youth and women. As such, it is resorting to more and more repressive measures to confront this growing trend. This once again proves that the notion of moderation under Hassan Rouhani is a total myth. But it also indicates the vulnerable and shaky state of a regime that cannot even tolerate private festivities of the people, particularly the youth. It is becoming more evident that the mullahs are totally paranoid of any social gathering in fear of a popular uprising.”