Iranian youth dancing to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' given suspended sentences

September 19, 2014 4:44 PM

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Iranian youth dancing to Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' given suspended sentences

Six young Iranian men and women videotaped dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and the homemade video's director have been sentenced to suspended jail terms and 91 lashes each, their lawyer said Friday.

The Iranians' case attracted international attention when they were detained in May for participating in a production deemed indecent by hard-liners in Iran. The video showed the men and women, none of whom wore obligatory headscarves, dancing together in sunglasses and silly clothes on Tehran rooft...

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