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Iranian officials have arrested two people for singing and dancing in an online video aimed at showing support for Iran’s national team in the World Cup soccer tournament. The video features scenes from both inside and outside of Iran, with a number of people dancing, some of them women who were not wearing their legally mandated hijabs.
  

 

Iranian police official Colonel Rahmatollah Taheri described the video as “vulgar” in commenting on the arrest of two 23-year-olds who appeared in the video, along with a 26-year-old photographer. The incident and the hardline comments upon it, are reminiscent of the internationally decried arrest in May of six young Iranians who appeared in a YouTube video dancing to the Pharrel Williams song, “Happy.”

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