Shervin Hajipour, an Iranian singer and the singer of the popular protest song "For..." has been arrested by security forces.
The video of the song "For..." was seen more than 34 million times in less than two days on Hajipour’s Instagram page.
But an hour before Hajipour’s arrest, the video was deleted, apparently after Iranian cyber police contacted him and forced him to delete the post. Relatives of the singer say that he was invited for a short interview with the police but was then arrested.
What a song by Shervin Hajipour, translated into English by @Me1ikaAhmadi. It is based on people's tweets in Iran - for what they are protesting... #MahsaAmini#womansrevolution#IranProtests#NationalStrike#OpIran#ایران#مهسا_امینی#انقلاب_زنانه#اعتصابات_سراسری pic.twitter.com/iAhiuQGIEd— Maryam Namazie مریم نمازی (@MaryamNamazie) September 28, 2022
Hajipour had previously written about the song that "The poem of this song was written by you, to relieve your pain."
"For..." refers to countless social media posts by Iranians that, after the death of Mahsa Amini and the beginning of nationwide protests, referred to ongoing social and political developments and uncertainty in Iran over the past several decades.