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Iran: 17 Youths Were Arrested in Tehran on Charges of Dancing in a Halloween Party

NCRI – On Wednesday, November 2, an Iranian news website called ‘Asre khabar’ 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.”