An Iranian Parkour athlete and his girlfriend were arrested last week because of their “indecent” rooftop kiss. It seems police in Iran don’t care if you nearly kill yourself as long as you aren’t smooching.
Alireza Japalaghy, a popular Iranian parkour athlete, and his mystery woman were accused of performing “vulgar acts” and were taken into custody by police. Their arrest sparked outrage on social media, with many accusing police of taking swift action against a kissing couple, while real criminals are simply ignored. Despite facing criticism for their strict laws, Iranian authorities said that the couple’s unconventional acts went against Sharia law and needed to be dealt with. Wow ಠ_ಠ