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Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian arrested for working with women

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian arrested for working with women

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Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian says he is facing trial on charges of aiding women to sing and dance.The 30-year-old, who has already been imprisoned twice on charges relating to his music, says he was arrested two weeks ago over his latest project.The album, featuring music from across the Middle East, will include female singers - who are banned in Iran.Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have not yet responded to the BBC's request for comment,"This regime wants to stifle my voice," Rajabian told the BBC. "They insist that I stop playing music."The musician, who is based in Sari in northern Iran, says he was summoned by the security police on 10 August, who arrested him and took him to court.He says the arrest came ...