Iran arrests popular protest singer

    REGION  30 September 2022 - 22:33

    Shervin Hajipour, an Iranian singer and the singer of the popular protest song "For..." has been arrested by security forces.

    The video of the song "For..." was seen more than 34 million times in less than two days on Hajipour's Instagram page, foreign-based Iranian opposition website Iranwire.com reports.

    But an hour before Hajipour’s arrest, the video was deleted, apparently after Iranian cyber police contacted him and forced him to delete the post. Relatives of the singer say that he was invited for a short interview with the police but was then arrested.

    Hajipour had previously written about the song that "The poem of this song was written by you, to relieve your pain".

    "For..." refers to countless social media posts by Iranians that, after the death of Mahsa Amini and the beginning of nationwide protests, referred to ongoing social and political developments and uncertainty in Iran over the past several decades.

    Caliber.Az




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