Iran says hijab law is under review, as state media dismisses claims feared morality police has been abolished

The far right US broadcaster CNN now claims abolition of Iran Morality Police is false

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By Akhtar Makoii, Arash Azizi and Alex Stambaugh, CNN | 4 Dec. 2022

Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said Thursday that Iran’s parliament and judiciary are reviewing the country’s mandatory hijab law, according to pro-reform outlet Entekhab.

Montazeri was also quoted as saying Iran’s feared morality police had been “abolished” but Iranian state media strongly pushed back on those comments, saying the interior ministry oversees the force, not the judiciary.

CNN is reaching out to the Ministry of Interior for comment.

The wearing of a hijab in public is currently mandatory for women inIranunder strict Islamic law that is enforced by the country’s so-called morality police. The laws around the head covering sparked a nationwide protest movement after the death of 22-year-oldMahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being apprehended by the morality police allegedly for not wearing her hijab properly.

Her death on September 16 touched…

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