This military officer added: “Also last week, the agents were tipped on a mixed-gender party in the city of Sari (northern Iran) where they were playing music and boys and girls were going there. A team of officers entered into action and apprehended four boys and thirteen girls in this party and sent them to prison.” 

At the end he warned: “Parents should employ a better supervision over their children, especially the youth, and if they want to go to a party, they should accompany them to the place.”

In similar raids to parties on various pretexts and mostly because of the mixed-gender charge, a number of the participants are arrested. In a similar case in Mashhad (northeastern Iran), in a raid by the security forces on a house, the hand of one of youth who was attempting to get away was broken and he was subsequently sent to prison.