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Iranian Blogger Couple Sentenced For More Than 10 Years Over Viral Dance Video - Watch

An Iranian court has sentenced a young blogger couple to 10 years and 6 months in jail for a dance video supporting the anti-hijab protests.

Iranian Blogger Couple Sentenced For More Than 10 Years Over Viral Dance Video - Watch

Tehran: Iran has seen widespread anti-hijab protests following the death of Mahsa Amini. Meanwhile, the government of President Ibrahim Raisi is leaving no stone unturned to stop the protests. An Iranian court has sentenced a young blogger couple to 10 years and 6 months in jail for a dance video. Bloggers Astiyaz Haghighi and Amir Mohammad Ahmadi posted a dance video supporting the Iranian protesters and they were arrested in November. Haghighi did not wear a headscarf, defying the strict rules imposed in Iran for women. Although women are also not allowed to dance in public in Iran. The court held them guilty of dancing in a public place and promoting prostitution. 

The couple shared a video on social media doing street dance in Freedom Square in Tehran, the capital of Iran, after which the Islamic government arrested the couple while expressing displeasure. 

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According to reports, Astiyaz and Amir have also been accused by the Revolutionary Court of endangering national security and spreading propaganda against the government.