Hi Haters: Iranian Police Arrest Six For Making “Happy We Are From Tehran” YouTube Clip

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sixiranianSix Iranians Jailed For Making “Happy” YouTube Clip 

This is pretty upsetting. If you’ve seen the video above, you know it’s a very innocent, playful depiction of six young people being happy and representing their country Iran proudly in a way that isn’t often reflected… But the young folks you just looked at are currently in jail for making this very clip.

AFP reports:

“After a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity was released in cyberspace, police decided to identify those involved in making that clip,” Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.

“Following a series of intelligence and police operations and after coordinating with the judiciary, all the suspects were identified and arrested.”

ISNA said the detainees were three men and three women and that they “confessed to their criminal acts”.

Under Islamic law, in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution, women must cover themselves from head to toe.

More than a decade ago a “morality police” unit was formed to verify that women scrupulously respect the dress code in public.

The Internet is also heavily filtered in Iran, with the authorities blocking access to popular social networking sites.

So the issue is that the women weren’t veiled? Sorry but we’re struggling to understand what was so vulgar.

It’s especially sad to consider what happened after reading the credits on the clip:

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