In Iran, women are banned from singing solo. It’s because Shia Muslim clerics in the religiously conservative country believe that a woman’s singing voice can be erotic.
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In the past two years at least a dozen women have been sentenced to prison for singing in public, or publishing their work on social media. Most of them have left to avoid finds, prison or lashes. BBC World Service Women Affair’s Reporter Faranak Amidi speaks to two singers who faced prison for making music.
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