Iran sentences two young men to ten years in prison for broadcasting a video of them dancing without a headscarf in Tehran

An Iranian court sentenced A Young couple, 21 and 22 years old He was imprisoned for ten and a half years for posting on social media a video of him dancing in Azadi Square – Freedom Square – in central Tehran. She didn’t wear a headscarf.

Article 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court considers this Amir Ahmedme and his partner, real fenceis guilty of the offenses of “inciting corruption” and “conspiring against national security and spreading propaganda” against the Islamic Republic, according to exiled Iranian news portal IranWire.

The January 29 ruling also bans the defendants from online activity and from leaving Iran for two years after they serve their sentences.

It is forbidden for a woman to dance in the street, and the issue is more serious than dancing with a man, even if it is her fiancé in this case.

He was arrested on November 1

The two were detained on November 1 by officers in plain clothes, who beat them and took them to Section 209 of the Intelligence Ministry, according to critical Iranian media. Neither had the assistance of a lawyer during the trial, to which they were entitled under the law, and their application for bail was denied. Their families would have been pressured by the authorities not to talk about the case.

More than 500 people were killed and 18,000 arrested in the latest wave of protests that began in September as a result of the killing of Iranian Kurdish Mohsa Amini after she was arrested for allegedly improperly wearing the Islamic headscarf. About twenty protesters have been sentenced to death since the protests began, and four have already been executed.

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