Iranian police have arrested 120 people for “drinking alcohol” and “mixed dancing” during an “illegal” party organized in a forest in Mazandaran province in northern Iran, state media reported on Sunday. The head of the judicial authority in the province, Muhammad Sadiq Akbari, said, according to what was reported by the state television, that the celebrants were “arrested by the morality police, and a lawsuit was filed.”
He also added that the “criminal acts” that It was committed in the Nika city forest and includes, in particular, “alcohol, illicit relations, promiscuity, and not wearing a headscarf.”
Forbidden recreational activities
Seeking to escape the chaos of city life, they meet in the north of the country for nature walks and recreational activities.
In April, Iranian police arrested three women after posting a video online showing them dancing in a cemetery.
Dancing with a person of the same sex is not a crime in Iran, but judicial experts assert that a person who dances in public or in a video posted on the Internet can be prosecuted in a manner considered immoral.