Jailed for making music with women in Iran

By Mark Savage BBC music reporter Image copyright Mehdi RajabianImage caption Mehdi Rajabian: “In the Middle East, an instrument can be as powerful as a gun.” Mehdi Rajabian could be arrested at any moment. The 30-year-old has already been imprisoned twice for making music the Iranian authorities considered unacceptable. The first time, he was kept […]

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Iraqi security forces raid Baghdad protest site

Image copyright EPAImage caption Iraqi security forces (in the background) burned protesters’ tents at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square Iraqi security forces have moved against the main anti-government protest site in central Baghdad. They fired live ammunition and tear gas as they began removing tents and concrete barriers near Tahrir Square and a bridge across the Tigris […]

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