Hamadan’s IRGC official announced the news as “dismantling the assembly of a women’s network aimed at promoting a Western lifestyle”, and without mentioning the details and timing and how the group was dismantled, only stated, “the 20 detained women were dealt with.”
Ali Akbar Karimpour, public relations and propaganda officer for the Hamedan Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, told the state-run ISNA news agency that “Virtual and real-life groups have networked to recruit women and girls in Hamadan to prepare them for special and anti-cultural events.” (The state-run ISNA News Agency – July 30, 2019)
He said the detainees had been handed over to the judiciary and claimed, “These people were supported from Tehran… to implement Western thoughts, ideas, mentality and lifestyle among them.”
Karimpour called the party, which only consisted of women, a “network move” for “anti-cultural purposes” and said that the directors of these parties were advertising in the cyberspace inviting women to participate in a gathering and asking them to “spend some hours away from their husbands and children and just think about themselves and be happy.”
He admitted that the setting of the ceremonies was the women dancing and enjoying themselves and inviting female singers from Tehran and other cities.
Celebrations and joy are not considered crime anywhere in the world, but the mullahs’ regime considers it to be “anti-cultural” and “organized by the enemy”, even when only women attend such parties. Attacking and breaking up parties are quite rife in Iran with the authorities periodically launching crackdowns to discourage parties and sometimes make arrests.
According to the state-run Fars News Agency, on Thursday, July 25, 2019, law enforcement officers in Sari also attacked a party and arrested 8 women and 9 men.