About the deportation, the state-run ISNA news agency quoted Ashayeri as saying, “Given that those present at this party were traveling illegally in Qazvin Province, following the necessary coordinations they were transferred to Asgarabad Prison in Varamin, and were then deported from the country.”

This is frighteningly reminiscent of the recent floggings last May, when some 35 young men and women took part in a mixed-gender party after their graduation ceremony near Qazvin city.

A special court session was held after all the young men and women at the party were rounded up, and Ismaeil Sadeqi Niaraki, a notorious mullah, stated, “After we received information that a large number of men and women were mingling in a villa in the suburbs of Qazvin … all the participants at the party were arrested.” The following morning the detainees received 99 lashes by the so-called ‘Morality Police.’

The regime’s prosecutor claimed 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.”