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Goodbye to the Morality Police?

There are reports of Iran abolishing the morality police due to weeks-long protests but how and when is unclear.

Protests in Iran began after a 22-year-old woman was arrested for wearing pants that were too tight. She died shortly after her arrest, and her death sparked outrage over the rules that led to her arrest in the first place, namely religious dress codes.

The country’s attorney general, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, said that Iran has disbanded the morality police and will “continue to monitor behavioral actions at the community level.” The nation will also review whether Iranian women should be required to cover their heads.

But it seems women still are required to cover their heads. Local media reported that an amusement park in Tehran was closed after a photograph was spread of a woman not wearing a head covering.

Monday marked the beginning of a three-day strike called for by protestors.

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