Both Iranian state media and protesters reject reports of morality police closure

Both Iranian state media and anti-government protesters downplayed statements by an Iranian judicial official that the “morality police” had been abolished on Sunday.


During a meeting on Sunday, Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri stated in response to a question about the closure of the “morality police” (also known as the “Guidance Patrol”) that “The guidance patrol has nothing to do with the judiciary, and it was closed from the same place it was established in the past.”


Montazeri stressed that the judiciary continued to monitor “behavioral actions” at the community level and that hijab throughout Iran, especially in the city of Qom, is “one of the main concerns of the judiciary as well as society.”