A dancing Iranian couple was sentenced 10 years in prison
A dancing Iranian couple was sentenced 10years in prison.
A loved-up Iranian couple who appeared in a video dancing that enraged the Islamic state’s government was given a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.
The video shows Astiyazh Haghighi, 21, and her fiancé Amir Mohammad Ahmad, 22, dancing passionately in front of Tehran’s iconic Azadi Tower.
According to Agence France-Presse, they were caught in early November since women are not permitted to dance in public in Iran, much less with a male.
To show her support for the demonstrations following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in September after her imprisonment for defying tight hijab regulations, Haghighi also made an appearance in the film sans a headscarf.
A revolutionary court in Tehran condemned Haghighi and her boyfriend to 10 1/2 years in prison this Monday, according to the US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).
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According to the court, the couple, who are both well-known on Instagram, were found guilty of “encouraging corruption and public prostitution” as well as “convening with the goal to harm national security.”
According to the claims, they were also forbidden from using the internet and from leaving Iran.
According to sources close to their families, they were denied access to attorneys during the court procedures, according to AFP.
According to AFP, Haghighi is reportedly being held in the notorious Qarchak women’s jail outside of Tehran, where working conditions are frequently criticized by campaigners.
According to the UN, at least 14,000 people have been arrested as a result of the regime’s ongoing crackdown on individuals who are protesting its treatment of women brutally.