Iran college students sorry for ‘raining aubergines’ movies

Iranian state TV reporter speaks to students arrested over aubergine videosImage copyright IRINN
Image caption Iranian state TV reporter speaks to college students arrested over aubergine movies

Five Iranian college students have apologised on TV after being arrested for making movies that appeared to point out aubergines raining down on Tehran.

The movies, exhibiting the greens falling on individuals’s heads and automobiles, went viral on Persian social media.

Later the hardline Tasnim information company stated 5 individuals had been arrested for “causing public disquiet”.

The 5 males informed state TV they have been artwork college students who had made the movies for a college undertaking.

They informed a reporter that they’d needed to check their skills in particular results.

They had shared the movies solely with their associates and had not meant them to be circulated on-line, the scholars added.

Iran is likely one of the worst-hit international locations within the present coronavirus disaster: the virus has killed 853 individuals and contaminated near 15,000 in Iran, in response to authorities figures.

“Unfortunately, [the videos] were misused and we are very sorry about this,” one of many males stated.

Brig Gen Ali Zulqadri, the top of Tehran’s safety pressure, additionally featured within the state TV report and stated he accepted that the movies have been launched “mistakenly”.

The college students and the TV reporter who spoke to them have been all sporting face masks, presumably as a precaution in opposition to the coronavirus.

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