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Iranian Rockers Face Jail Time, Possible Execution for Blasphemy

Two members of an Iranian heavy metal band have been arrested on charges of blasphemy, an online music magazine reported this month. The band members of “Confess” were reportedly arrested by the Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution on November 10, 2015, and face a number of charges, including "writing anti-religious, atheistic, political and anarchistic lyrics." The musicians were reportedly held in solitary confinement until making bail on February 5. They face a...

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