dancing couple given 10-year jail sentence; An Iranian couple in their 20s have been jail for a total of 10 years after posting a video of them dancing in the street.
They were allegedly convict of promoting corruption, prostitution and propaganda. In the video, they are dancing in the Azadi (Freedom) Tower in Tehran.
Authorities are handing out heavy sentences to people tak
10 year old jailing part in protests after. The death of a woman in police custody.
The couple did not connect the dance with the protests in Iran.
A source confirmed to az24news Monitoring. That the pair were arrest after posting the video on their Instagram accounts, which together have almost two million followers.
Anti-government protests, dubbed “riots” by the Iranian regime. Swept the country after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody last September.
She was arrest in Tehran for allegedly violating rules. That require women to cover their hair with a hijab, or headscarf.
Astiazh Haqiqi, 21, and her fiance Amir Mohammad Ahmadi, 22. Were reportedly convict of “corruption and prostitution, collusion against national security and promoting propaganda against the establishment.”
Haqiqi, who is a fashion designer, had his family home raided even before his arrest.
It is unclear how long the sentences will be for each of their convictions. They were both sentence to a total of 10 1/2 years – a combined sentence based on the charges.
If their sentence is upheld, they will have to serve the longest sentence.
According to the news, they were also ban from using social networking sites and from leaving the country for two years.
dancing couple given 10-year jail sentence; The Iranian protest movement, which began in September, is one of the most serious challenges to the Iranian regime since it came to power in the 1979 revolution.
To quell the protests, the government imposed harsh sentences on people involved in the riots, including the execution of at least four protesters. at the beginning of the month and in December.
While Mahsa Amini’s death was a catalyst for wider unrest in Iran, it was also fuel by persistent discontent over poverty, unemployment, inequality, injustice and corruption.
Hundreds were kill and thousands arrest during protests over his death