Iran: Scores of youth arrested at private party

Shiraz, 17 July (AKI) - About 70 young Iranians were arrested on the outskirts of the city of Shiraz on Wednesday night at a private birthday party.

They are being accused of "participating in a promiscuous party," and "alcohol consumption".

Police raided the villa where the party was being held and arrested everyone who did not manage to flee.

Reportedly, many of the arrested youth showed signs of bruising when they appeared in court, said Iran Press News.

In Iran, any contact with a member of the opposite sex who is not a family relation, is considered a crime, as well as the consumption of alcohol which is punished by public flogging.


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