More than 50 youths, including both men and women, were apprehended by the Iran regime’s oppressive state security forces according to the National Council Of Resistance of Iran. Iran regime’s terrorists Revolutionary Guards Quds Force captured these youths from the town of Damavand, east of Tehran.
The party was initially monitored by the security forces and, after carrying out the necessary investigations, obtained a warrant to crack down on the party and arrest the party attendees.
Vahedi added the legal files had been opened against the arrested party-goers and aver that “Families must show some more vigilance towards their children to ensure that they do not end up in such brazen circumstances.”
The toll of Iranian citizens attending mixed gender parties has augmented in the past few months. Even though mixed-gender crowds often time face accuses of intermingling with the opposite sex and immoral behaviors, which are loosely defined under the law.
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The Islamic Penal Code of the country does not always ban such events, but as a matter of a fact, party-goers in most cases ingest black market alcoholic beverages and are frequently accused of various moral misconduct.
The prosecutor in the Damavand case has put forward the charge of finding 25 liters of alcoholic beverages, adding that these 50 people will be separately put under custody for further questioning.
Alcohol consumption is penalized mostly by fines, and consuming large quantities of it can even lead to being put behind bars.
This is not the first time police have detained youths. Over the past three months, they have arrested 350 young Iranian for attending parties including birthday and graduation celebration.
Since the 1979 revolution, party-goers have been oppressed in Iran. But lately, there has been a serious concern over particular security attentiveness to parties that are organized online especially through the use of social media.
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, the spokesperson for the federal judiciary, has connoted that there is some huge security concern about the clandestine parties which are being organized by youths.
Mohseni Ejei, during a press conference, talked about signs and evidence that show underground parties organized are being lead with common motives, though he has not expounded who might be leading the organization and planning of these secret underground parties and what might be their common goal.
Nevertheless, the spokesperson for the federal judiciary office has asserted and affirmed strongly that the youth underground parties in Iran are associated with the “foreign diplomatic missions, embassies, and consulates in Tehran,” according to Radio Zamaneh.
He further added that the organizers or the arrangers of these underground parties in Tehran and other states like Mazandaran and Khorasan-e Razavi are the same groups of people.
Intelligence and security officers have been assigned by the federal judiciary office in Iran in a mission of controlling and keeping close track of the underground youth events.
The involvement of the security forces in clamping down on youth parties has led to the critical and severe consequences for the young people who have been apprehended in mixed gender parties along with the organizers.
Not only the underground parties are being cracked down, along with it the street gatherings of youth that are organized online have also become the prime target zones for security measures.
Two street gatherings of youth that were organized online in the cities of Tehran and Mashhaduth has already been raided by the security officers in the month of July, 2016.
Following these, it appears that the federal judiciary along with the digital police in Iran is more concerned about social media’s influence in mobilizing and organizing the youth and finds it difficult to control them.They believe that social sites have more control over the young generation than the actual activities happening in the parties.
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