Iran students flogged with 99 lashes for ‘dancing and jubilating’ at mixed party

At least 30 Iranian students have been flogged with 99 lashes each after being caught “dancing and jubilating” at a party attended by both men and women.

Mixed dancing and alcohol are illegal in Iran where females are obliged to wear Islamic dress. The women at the party were described as “half-naked”, meaning they were not clad in the legally-required attire of “rusaris”, or veils, and long overcoats.