Five Iranian girls arrested for dancing to Rema’s song
Five young Iranian girls have been arrested for dancing to Rema’s hit song ‘calm down.’
The video of the five girls went viral on Tuesday for dancing to Rema’s hit song without headscarves.
However, their dance seemed to be against the Iranian law as The Times of Israel reported that there are anxieties about their well-being for filming themselves dancing as they were arrested and forced into confessing by Iran’s authorities.
The footage showed the women dancing and slightly showing their stomachs, near highrise buildings in the Tehran residential district of Ekbatan to the song.
In the Islamic Republic, it is illegal for women to dance in public as well as to not wear the Islamic headscarf. So, they may detained for not adhering to the Islamic law.
Abolition of the obligatory headscarf rule has been one of the chief demands of the civil unrest that erupted in September after the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who had been arrested for allegedly violating the dress code.