Iranian authorities arrested soccer gamers who had been a part of a mixed-gender celebration organised in east Tehran, native media reported with out revealing their id or offering the precise variety of gamers arrested.
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“A number of present and former gamers of certainly one of Tehran’s distinguished soccer golf equipment had been arrested final night time (Saturday) at a combined celebration within the metropolis of Damavand,” Tasnim information company reported.
“A few of these gamers had been in an irregular state resulting from alcohol consumption,” it additional acknowledged.
YJC information company claimed that the footballers had been at a celebration including that the authorities have launched all those that had been detained, besides one one that will not be a footballer whereas Fars information company quoted a prosecutor as saying that the authorities have filed a case towards these detained.
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As per Iranian regulation, solely non-Muslims are allowed consumption of alcohol however just for non secular functions. The regulation additionally forbids dancing with the alternative gender. This comes as protests have rocked the nation following the loss of life of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16 within the custody of Iran’s controversial morality coverage after she was arrested for allegedly not carrying her hijab correctly.
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Many former and present soccer gamers together with different athletes have been questioned or detained by the federal government authorities after they expressed their assist for the protests which have swept the nation for greater than three months.