Over 30 young men and women were arrested in a party in Kianpars district of Ahwaz, southern Iran. They were arrested on Friday, March 3, 2017, by moral security forces and remain in detention since.
Earlier in December 2016, fifty-four girls and boys were arrested in a party in Abadan. In November another 23 persons were arrested in a mixed-gender party in one of the gardens of Dezful. (The state-run IRNA news agency – March 3, 2017)
Ahwaz is the capital of the southwestern province of Khuzistan, and Abadan and Dezful are two of its major cities.