Iran Sentences ‘Happy’ Video Dancers to 91 Lashes, Prison Time
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 Iranwire.com the sentences were suspended.