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  אייר 21, 5774 , 21/05/14

Six Iranians Arrested for Being 'Happy'

In the West it would be considered an innocuous albeit amateur tribute video to singer Pharrell Williams' massively popular song "Happy." But in Iran, a video of six men and unveiled women dancing in Tehran to hit song was enough to be arrested over. "Sol Production" posted the tribute video on Monday to YouTube, which has already garnered nearly 40,000 views.

Iranian police wasted no time in tracking down the happy Iranians, arresting them on Tuesday, claiming the suspects 'hurt public chastity,' according to Al Arabiya.

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