Ali Hanmahmedi, spokesman for the Center for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Iran, announced the end of the duty of the Guidance Patrols, known as the “morality police”, within the law enforcement agencies.
In an exclusive interview with the “Kamran” website affiliated with the family of Iranian revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, Hanmahmaidi answered a question about the statements of Iranian Public Prosecutor Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri about the morality police.
Speaking about developing new plans on the issue of the veil, Hanmohammadi said: “The controversy over the veil in the country is a public demand, and decisions are currently being taken on this issue. The duty of the moral and social security patrols, which are carried out by law enforcement forces on instructions from the Office of Prosecutor and judicial authorities. He said.
The Iranian official added that the practice of hijab “can continue in more modern ways by taking advantage of technology” and that the decision on this issue will be taken by various parties.
Demands to cancel or extend the hijab requirement in Iran are on the agenda again
The protests that began after the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini, who was detained on the basis of her non-compliance with Iran’s hijab rules, have sparked demands to repeal or extend the compulsory hijab law, which has been implemented in the country since 1979.
“There are demands for freedom of veiling in society that have been conveyed to the authorities,” said the head of the Presidential Public Communication Center, Ahmad Salehi, in a statement published by the official news agency (IRNA) on November 30. I used words.
Iranian Attorney General Mohammad Kafer Montazeri said in a statement on December 2 that the Supreme Council of the Revolution, headed by parliament and the presidency, is working on the issue of the “veil” and that the result will be announced soon.
In response to a question about whether the guidance patrols stopped yesterday, Montazeri said: “The morality police has nothing to do with the judiciary. The morality police has been closed wherever it was established in the past.” He said.
The statement in question led to comments in the media that the practice of the “morality police” had been abolished. On the other hand, the official Iranian TV announced that the statement of the Public Prosecutor was “falsified” and that the news about the end of this practice was incorrect.
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