Authorities in southern Iran have arrested 17 boys and girls who took part in a water pistol fight at a seaside park.
They could face charges of publicly committing “haram” – a forbidden act – after they splashed water on each other in the city of Bandar Abbas.
According to news agency reports, several hundred young people took part in the water battle. Those who were arrested were detained after photos of the event appeared on social websites and made their way into mainstream media.
The head of Iran’s morality police, General Ahmad Rouzbahani, has warned that police “will act forcefully” against similar behaviour.