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Gays and ‘satanists’ blindfolded and arrested at Iran birthday party

Revolutionary guards have reportedly arrested at least 17 homosexuals and ‘devil-worshippers’ who were dancing at a birthday party held in a hall close to the Iraqi border.

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12th October 2013 12:26

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Nearly 20 people have been arrested in Iran under suspicion of being gay.

According to British newspaper The Guardian, revolutionary guards revealed Thursday via their official website they detained a ‘network of homosexuals and satanists’.

The arrest took place in a hall in Kermanshah where a dance party of 80 people was taking place for a birthday. The raid took place on Tuesday, and ended with at least 17 people blindfolded and arrested before being taken to an unknown location.

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