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    Posted December 5, 2013 by
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    IRANIAN MUSICIAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS IN IRAN

     

    On Tuesday, the semi-official Isna news agency also reported that an underground musician nicknamed Amir Tataloo,  whose work is popular with young Iranians, had been arrested by the  country's morality police. Tataloo has more than 550,000 fans on  Facebook.

    Masoud Zahedian, the head of the morality police told  Isna Tataloo had been arrested because of his alleged co-operation with  illegal satellite channels.

    "The police deal with this group of people [who co-operate with satellite channels], and recently we arrested a  singer called Tataloo, and he is referred to our judicial officials  following his arrest," Zahedian said.

    "The cultural ministry and  national television have paved ways for our artists to present their  work, and people who continue to work underground should stop that and  continue their work within legal and real frameworks," he added.

    Tataloo,  whose real name is Amirhossein Maghsoodloo, started to publish his  performances online a decade ago, since when he has posted albums on  YouTube that are distributed by his fans online.

    Iran allows only  state-run television channels to operate inside the country. Many  people, tired of state censorship, turn to Iranian satellite channels  broadcast from abroad, including many music and video channels based in  Los Angeles, which is home to a large number of Iranian exiles.

    Tataloo's work has been broadcast on many of those channels, but it was unclear whether he had cooperated directly with them.

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