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Iranian teenagers arrested for being too ‘Happy’


It sounds like the dictionary definition of "innocent fun": Film yourself dancing to Pharrell Williams's "Happy" then upload the video to YouTube for the world to see. But for a group of young Iranians living in Tehran, things took a dark turn after local police heard about their tribute video and promptly detained all those involved.
The arrests prompted online outrage, with the hashtag #FreeHappyIranians trending on Twitter. At least five of the dancers have since been freed, but the video's director remains in custody.
Pharrell himself described the arrests as "beyond sad."
BBC News has this report:

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