Iran abolishes ‘morality police’ after months of protests over young woman’s death

update: The far right US broadcaster CNN now claims abolition of Iran Morality Police is false.. see https://wp.me/pIJl9-u01

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By Rachel Hagan | World News Reporter | 4 Dec. 2022

Iran’s morality police which was attached to Iranian law enforcement has been scrapped following months of protest over their brutal role

Iran’sbrutal and controversial morality police have been scrapped after more than two months of protests.

“Morality police have nothing to do with the judiciary” and have been abolished, Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri was quoted as saying late Saturday.

The morality police were attached to Iranian law enforcement and their role was to mandate Islamic morals as prescribed by the Islamic Republic’s top clerical authorities.

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained by Iran’s morality police sparked the biggest uprising in the country in decades.

She was arrested for the improper wear of her hijab and later died in police custody, likely at the hands of police.

Unveiled woman standing on top of a vehicle as thousands make their way towards Mahsa Amini's home town

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