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Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA -- Iran's Judiciary has not yet issued verdict against all 313 people, including two embassy employees, two women and several persistent offenders who were arrested over the past few days in Tehran for "depraved parties," a reliable source with the Tehran's Justice Department told IRNA Sunday. He said that the dossiers are still under review and that the rulings rang from whip lashes to incarceration.
The unnamed source confirmed that two European women, several foreign investors, two relatives of an embassy staffers and several recidivists are among those arrested.

Many alcoholic drink bottles, satellite receivers, obscene CDs and packages of narcotics were found at the site of the party, the anonymous source said. No details were given as to the identity of those arrested, nor to the place the arrests were made. The report simply said those
arrested had taken part in "depraved parties."

Press reported last Wednesday that Iranian police arrested more than 250 people in a crackdown on New Year Eve celebrations. A clutch of well-dressed Iranians, many sporting luxury cars and mobile telephones,
gathered outside the "Ershad" (Guidance) Judicial Complex searching for news of loved ones nabbed in New Year raids.

A police official said those arrested, mostly young Iranians from the well-off districts of north Tehran, had been charged with mingling with the opposite sex and consuming alcohol -- both barred in the Islamic Republic.

Doran-e Emrouz said Wednesday that the arrests had been made because the guests at a party were dressed in an "inappropriate"manner. Drinking alcohol is forbidden for Muslims and men and women not from the same family are not allowed to dance together.

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