Iranian media say authorities have arrested a preferred singer who had criticized the federal government after he was handed over by police in Turkey
ByThe Related Press
December 6, 2023, 4:36 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian authorities have arrested a preferred singer who had criticized the federal government after he was handed over by police in Turkey, the official IRNA information company reported Wednesday.
Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, higher referred to as Tataloo, has been crucial of Iran’s leaders since he had moved to Turkey. It wasn’t clear why he was arrested by Turkish police on Monday, however IRNA reported he was dealing with complaints for allegedly inviting underage folks to his residence in Istanbul.
IRNA stated Turkish police handed over him to Iranian authorities within the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan.
Iran’s hard-liners repeatedly criticize artists and celebrities and authorities have summoned lots of them in latest months on varied costs, together with violations of chastity.
Tataloo has by no means been allowed to carry a live performance in Iran however was a preferred underground singer with many younger followers. Throughout a 2017 presidential marketing campaign, he met with the present president, Ebrahim Raisi. In 2015, he made a music video on an Iranian navy boat, defending the nation’s nuclear program.