Up to 150 boys and girls have been arrested in Iran after they attended a mixed-gender birthday party near the capital city of Tehran. The young Iranians were detained following a raid by police on a garden in Islamshahr following a tip-off from locals.
‘After we obtained a report about a mixed-gender party in a garden in the vicinity of Islamshahr in the west of Tehran Province, an operation was carried out by the police and another organization, leading to the arrest of dozens of boys and girls.
‘Some 150 boys and girls had gathered at the mixed-gender party under the guise of a birthday party in this garden which is situated next to a studio where unlawful music was produced and recorded. ‘Upon arrival of the police, all those present were arrested and sent before the judiciary.’