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Iran cracks down on underground rap scene: report

Police seize "Western musical instruments"

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Iranian police have made a string of arrests in raids targeting the capital's underground rap scene, the Tehran-Emrouz newspaper reported on Monday.

An unspecified number of "boys and girls were arrested, and Western musical instruments and alcohol seized" in Friday's raids, the paper quoted Tehran police chief Hossein Sajedinia as saying.

"These bands recorded underground clips and released unauthorized songs on satellite and cyber networks," Sajedinia said.