Police crackdown targeting Nowruz celebrations
Police arrested two in Hamedan, west of Iran, for illegal singing in the streets and filed charges against them. They were accused of allegedly “breaking social norms,” according to the state-run Mizan news agency.
The two were staying in a motel in Hamedan while identified and arrested through the cooperation of the judiciary.
Suppression of those just wanting to have a good time continues by Iranian authorities. Prior to this three groups of singers and musicians were arrested in this province during the Iranian national celebrations.
Iranian police have launched a crackdown during the two-week Nowruz holidays, an ancient festival marking the start of the Iranian year when people traditionally are celebrating.