Iran: Rapper arrested in Mashhad


Underground rap singer Hossein Eblis was arrested in Mashhad on 15 December 2014. Security forces confiscated several of his musical instruments and sound equipment, reported IranWire, quoting Khorasan Newspaper.

According to a police report, Hossein Eblis, 27, frequently mocked the language of authorities in his songs, many of which contain obscenities. The arrest followed a ban on rap concerts, announced by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance earlier in December 2014.

According to Khorasan Newspaper, security forces and the Morality Police of Khorasan-e-Razavi province conducted a joint raid, which resulted in the arrest of Hossein Eblis.

Hossein Eblis has allegedly produced 25 albums.

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