Two young girls were arrested for the ‘crime’ of riding a motorbike in Dezful (Southern Iran), according to the state-run IRNA news agency.
“In the absence of State Security Forces, two ‘norm-breaking girls’ exploited the opportunity in Boostan Jangali (a natural park) and committed an action against revolutionary norms and values by riding a motorcycle,” stated Colonel Ali Elhami, the commander of city of Dezful State Security Force.
Elhami described the motor biking of the two girls as an obscene and despicable act and said: “this manifested the utmost denunciation of religious norms by the two girls and caused serious torment and anxiety among city officials.”
“The State Security Force carried out an extensive investigation and finally managed to find, arrest, and deliver them to judiciary officials,” Elhami added.
Relatedly, on January 4, a Judiciary official announced that six people were arrested in Tabriz (northwest Iran) in connection with modeling and cyberspace crimes.
Additionally, the state-run News agency, Fars, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards, reported on Dec 27, 2016 that 25 people including an actor and an author of satirical programs were arrested in Tehran after the police and security forces raided a party in the capital city.