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Iranian Rockers Face Jail Time, Possible Execution for Blasphemy

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Member of Iranian heavy metal band Confess in Facebook profile photo.

Member of Iranian heavy metal band Confess in Facebook profile photo.

Two members of an Iranian heavy metal band have been arrested on charges of blasphemy, an online music magazine reported this month.

The band members of “Confess” were reportedly arrested by the Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution on November 10, 2015, and face a number of charges, including "writing anti-religious, atheistic, political and anarchistic lyrics."

The musicians were reportedly held in solitary confinement until making bail on February 5. They face a minimum of six months to six years in prison and could be executed if found guilty of a blasphemy charge, reported the online magazine Loudwire.com.

Fans have started a Twitter hashtag to support the band on social media.

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