Iran: Morality police return to the street months after protests

Israel National News reports: “Iranian authorities on Sunday announced a new campaign to force women to wear the Islamic headscarf. Following the announcement, morality police returned to the streets 10 months after the death of a woman in their custody sparked nationwide protests, The Associated Press reported.

The morality police had largely pulled back following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last September.

Amini’s death was followed by mass anti-government protests. The government crackdown on the demonstrations resulted in hundreds of people being killed, including dozens of security personnel, and thousands arrested.

The protests largely died down earlier this year following the crackdown. Despite risking arrest for defying the obligatory dress code, women have still been widely seen unveiled in malls, restaurants, shops and streets around the country…”

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