36 men and women arrested for attending a mixed party in Iran

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), at least 36 men and women have been arrested after Iranian police forces raid a private party in Birjand, center of southern Khuransan province in Iran, officials say.

28 men and 8 women had participated in a mixed party in a garden by the name of celebrating a birthday party, Hossein Moghadas Public Prosecutor in Birjand said. He also said the men and women were arrested while they were dancing and had drunk alcohol.

The detainees have confessed that they had drunk alcohol, which is banned according to the Islamic laws, he said. Tens of people have been detained by the Iranian security forces for attending mixed parties recently.