Iran sentences six youth dancing in 'Happy' video to six months in jail, 91 lashes

September 18, 2014 11:47

The group of young Iranian men and women who released a YouTube video showing them dancing to pop star Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” has been sentenced to six months in jail in addition to 91 lashes, their attorney is quoted as saying by the IranWire news agency.

While the sentence is a suspended sentence, Iranian authorities reportedly can impose it anytime within the next three years.The video shows the group of men and unveiled women dancing on rooftops in Tehran to Williams' hit song.

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