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September 19, 2014 9:34 am

Iran Sentences ‘Happy’ Video Dancers to 91 Lashes, Prison Time

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Six Iranians were arrested for creating a rendition of Pharrell Williams' hit single 'Happy.' Photo: Screenshot.

Fox News – Iran’s latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven young adults who posted a video of themselves dancing to the American pop hit Happy and a death sentence for a blogger accused of insulting Prophet Muhammad.

The seven men and women were arrested in May, but then released after self-professed “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani tweeted that the regime should lighten up. But the group was forced nonetheless to apologize on television and endure a trial in which they were convicted and each sentenced to 91 lashes. One was given a full year in prison while the others got six months, although their attorney told the sentences were suspended.

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