Iran arrests illegal "satanic" rock concert youth

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August 6, 2007 02:49

Iran has arrested more than 200 western music fans attending a rock concert on grounds they were breaking the country's strict Islamic Sharia law, local media and witnesses said Sunday. A witness said police raided the concert as it was going to end late Wednesday night near the town of Karaj, some 50 kilometers west of the capital. "Police detained the young people who had gathered to enjoy music in a private orchard," said the witness, who requested anonymity for fear of government retaliation. Calls to authorities were not immediately returned on Sunday, but the public prosecutor in Karaj, Ali Farhadi, said Saturday that about 230 people were arrested during the underground concert, which he described as "satanic."


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