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Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging in flagrant assault on freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Iran ‘Happy’ dancers sentenced to jail and flogging 18 September 2014 The Iranian authorities’ sentencing of seven people for making a homemade video of the Pharrell Williams’ song, “Happy”, reveals the authorities’ contempt for freedom of expression, said Amnesty International.Six of those who appear in the video have been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment each and a seventh to one year, one of their lawyers said in a media interview. All seven have also been sentenced to 91 lashes. The sentences are suspended for three years. “With these sentences, the…

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