Iran: Traditional musical group forced into cancelling concert in Tehran

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The managers of the traditional musical group Mehraveh were put in the position of cancelling their concert themselves, according to the state-run ILNA news agency report on August 22, 2017.
The manager of this group, Shahram Rezaie said that a concert was to be held on Friday August 18 in the Andisheh Hall in Tehran.“We received a number of phone calls which finally forced us to cancel the concert”, he added.
“They told us that if you don’t cancel your concert, there a chance that on the night of the concert, you will receive a letter from the Judiciary cancelling your concert. I thought that if we’re to go on stage with fear and not have a suitable feel to perform, I’d rather (cancel the concert”, the musician said.

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