Iran Announces Disbandment of 'Morality Police'
Iran's Attorney General, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, announced the dissolution of the Morality Police following the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, and months of widespread protests that followed.
On Saturday, December 3, Iranian authorities said they were reviewing a decades-old law that requires women to cover their heads in public, French media reported.
"Both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the issue)" of whether the law needs any changes, Montazeri was quoted as saying at the time, adding that, "The review team met on Wednesday with parliament's cultural commission "and will see the results in a week or two."
Montazeri did not specify what could be modified in the law by the two bodies, which are largely in the hands of conservatives.
The announcement comes as protests in Iran continue following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on September 16, after she was arrested for an alleged breach of the country's strict dress code for women based on Sharia law.
Hundreds of protesters have been killed in more than two months of nationwide unrest, including dozens of minors. In addition, at least six people have so far been handed death sentences. (INN / VFI News)
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