Possible disbanding of Iran morality police

December 5, 2022

The morality police had nothing to do with the judiciary and have been shut down from where they were set up.

Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri speaking at a religious conference. His suggestion that the morality police was disbanded has not been confirmed by other officials.

Why It Matters: After months of protests, Montazeri reportedly suggested Iran’s morality police have been disbanded (morality police = those who arrested a young woman in September, allegedly beating her to death for a headscarf infraction), and that the government is reviewing the headscarf requirement

Amid this news, one Iranian woman said: “We, the protesters, don’t care about no hijab no more. We’ve been going out without it for the past 70 days. A revolution is what we have. Hijab was the start of it and we don’t want anything, anything less, but death for the dictator and a regime change.”

Uncertainty over Iran’s morality police after official’s ‘disbanded’ remarks (BBC World News)

Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment (The Associated Press)

by Jenna Lee,