Iran: New Acid Attacks & Arrests of 68 Young Partygoers in Mixed Gender Parties

New acid attacks

by Navid  Felker

According to Hrana News agency, on Saturday a young Iranian couple were attacked by two unidentified men in Tehran’s Fortress Park, who threw acid on them.

In previous years, the Iranian regime's paramilitary bassij force have staged similar attacks against young women in various cities of Iran.

The regime officials deny that the attacks toward women perceived to be dressed immodestly are motivated and organized by the state. But until now they have not apprehended any attacker or attackers.

In other news, the state-run Fars news agency reported on August 31, 2019, that security forces have arrested 68 young men and women at four parties in the northern city of Sari and the island of Qeshm.

The young partygoers were arrested on charges of drinking alcohol, reported Tasnim news agency on September 1, 2019.

Attacking and breaking up parties were quite rife after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, and the recent reports show that the Iranian regime has increased its repressive policies on civil liberties with the hope to prevent continuing of anti-regime protests. It proves once again the notion of moderation under Hassan Rouhani is a total myth. it also shows the weak state of this regime that cannot even tolerate private festivities of the people, particularly the youth.

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