Iranians authorities said that 62 men and women were arrested in two mixed gender parties in the southern island of Qeshm and the city of Mashhad in northeastern Iran.
The Commander of the Qeshm Bassij Forces said today that 15 men and women were detained in the Persian Gulf island.
“In the past few days in a joint operation between intelligence and police forces and the Bassij (paramilitary forces) in Qeshm, 15 girls and boys who wanted to throw a night party in a residential area on the beach were detained with arrest warrants”, Mohammad Salari said in comments carried by the state-run Tasnim News Agency.
He also warned that any kind of “norm breaking” against “the orders of Islam and the Quran” would be dealt with according to law.
The commander of the Qeshm Bassij Forces said that the detainees had “unsuitable appearances”.
He urged Iranians to call the police when faced with similar cases.
The ROKNA state-run News Agency also reported yesterday that 52 partygoers were detained in Mashhad on Thursday night, considered the weekend in Iran.
“In a surprise measure by the Khorasan Razavi Moral Police, more than 50 people who were participating in a luxury party near Mashhad were detained on Thursday night”, the Judiciary head of the northeastern province said.
Gholam-Ali Saedeghi said that the partygoers were “wealthy”.
“Female police officers detained 23 women who were dressed and acted immorally,” he said, adding that the other 29 detainees were men.
The detainees were taken to court and 24 “expensive” cars were impounded, the head of the Judiciary said.
On August 24, authorities in the northern city of Sari said that 52 people were detained in a mixed gender party.
Also on August 29 and August 30, Iranian security forces stormed three mixed gender parties in Sari and detained 35 young men and women.
The Iranian regime does not recognize or respect Iranian’s right to privacy and mobilizes all its forces to crack down on civil liberties.
Hundreds of people have been detained in private mixed gender parties in the past year.