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article imageIran teenagers get arrested for water fight

By KJ Mullins     Aug 7, 2011 in World
Around the world teenagers use Facebook to plan mass events but those in Iran face arrests when they show up to have a bit of fun. Such was the case Friday during a fun water fight.
On Friday seventeen teens were arrested for committing haram when they splashed water on each other at a Tehran park where several hundred had gathered for a water battle. The event was planned at the social media network Facebook.
The event, like a similar one of July 29 where ten were arrested, saw hundreds of kids wanting to have a little harmless fun gathering at local beaches and parks. At the July 29th event arrests were made after pictures emerged on social networking sites.
As the kids frolicked with water pistols and empty water bottles some of the girls mandatory hijabs were askew.
Five of those arrested were allowed to go immediately but it took over a week for the other 12 to be released on bail today. Those released today are not in the clear, they are facing charges of an act forbidden (harma) and insulting police officers.
Arrested youth were featured on local television broadcasts admitting that they had taken part in the event saying that is was more intimate than it should have been reports The Guardian.
Hossein Ibrahimi, a conservative MP, claimed that the event and others like it were shameful and spread corruption.
The Iranian morality police are warning that their service will act forcefully at any future events in Iran.
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