Iran Human RightsContinuing intrusion into private space by the Iranian regime

Continuing intrusion into private space by the Iranian regime

-

Iran Focus

Tehran, 18 Jul – In the last six weeks, two cases have illustrated the continuing intrusion by the regime into the private space of Iranians. On July 6, 80 Afghan nationals were arrested and deported “for dancing” at a village celebration. On May 26, 35 students were sentenced to flogging for attending a mixed graduation party, a case which also served to underline the draconian enforcement of gender apartheid by the regime.

In the first case, the 80 Afghan nationals were rounded up by the regime’s State Security Forces as they were “dancing” during a celebration in a village near the city of Qazvin, according to Bahman Ashayeri, the provincial governorate’s head of immigration, who was quoted by the state-run ISNA news agency on Sunday, July 17.

In the second case, the 35 young men and women were flogged in May for taking part in a graduation party near Qazvin city, the city’s prosecutor told the Mizan news agency on May 26.

Ismaeil Sadeqi Niaraki said a special court session was arranged, and the following morning all of the young people received 99 lashes by the so-called ‘Morality Police.’

“Thank God,” the prosecutor said, “that the police questioning, investigation, court hearing, verdict and implementation of the punishment all took place in less than 24 hours.”

Niaraki added that the judiciary would not tolerate the actions of “law-breakers who use excuses such as freedom and having fun in birthday parties and graduation ceremonies.”

Similar raids have been carried out on mixed-gender parties across Iran in recent weeks.

 

Latest news

Raisi’s Presenditial Run: An Explainer

Iranian Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has announced his candidacy for the presidential election in June to much controversy. In a...

How Iran’s Economy Was Destroyed by the Mullahs

The Iranian government has, through warmongering, terrorism, and institutionalized corruption, destroyed the country’s economy, leaving 80% of Iranians in poverty. The...

Unemployment in Iran a Problem With Political and Social Dimensions

The most important problem of the next decade in Iran is the problem of unemployment, a problem that can...

Iran’s Inefficient Government

After World War II many countries around the world started development and growth of their economic power, but Iran...

Iran’s State Media: Which JCPOA Is To Be Revived in the Vienna Talks?

In Iran, the two political currents, if we could call them so, are fighting with each other about the...

Iran’s Nurses Struggling To Cope With COVID-19 and Make a Living Forced To Migrate

The phenomenon of migration of Iranian nurses to other countries already existed, but with the outbreak of the coronavirus...

Must read

Iran refuses to yield on nuclear ahead of Solana trip

AFP: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday refused to back...

Iran denies accepting Russian nuke compromise

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 14 – Iran denied...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you