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Young people flogged for taking part in celebration in Iran

Young people flogged for taking part in celebration in IranNCRI – Iranian authorities flogged 54 young boys and girls for attending a celebration in the northern province of Mazandaran, a state-run daily reported.

The youth were arrested by the "anti-vice police" in a park on the suburbs of Babol as they were celebrating according to a report by state daily IRAN on Thursday.

The report said that all 54 were flogged inside the offices of the Ministry of Justice in Babol.

Co-ed parties are banned in Iran. Thousands of teenage boys and girls were arrested last year for taking part in similar celebrations. Some were flogged in public.