Morality police

Iran morality police status unclear after 'closure' comment

"If we want to have a morality police, it must be done with soft words," pleaded Wahid Sarabi, speaking in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf, but who is from the western Iran city of Hamedan.

published on : 5th December 2022

FIFA World Cup: Iran players decline to sing national anthem backing anti-govt protests

The Iranian players stood impassively and grim-faced as their anthem rang out around the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.

published on : 21st November 2022

Iran: Mahsa Amini was beaten severely in front of brother, says cousin as women-led protests intensify

The mother of the Iranian Kurdish woman said doctors at the hospital told the family that her daughter "had received a violent blow to the head"; her death has sparked worldwide protests.

published on : 28th September 2022

Iran arrests ex-president Rafsanjani's daughter for 'inciting protests'

Faezeh Hashemi, a former lawmaker and a women's rights activist, has had previous run-ins with the law in the Islamic republic.

published on : 28th September 2022

Iran summons UK and Norway ambassadors; alleges media outlets fueling protests

The Foreign Ministry's website said it summoned Simon Shercliff, the U.K.'s ambassador to Iran, on Saturday and protested the hosting of critical Farsi-language media outlets.

published on : 26th September 2022

Iran protests flare anew hours after pro-government rallies

The street violence, which IHR says has spread to 80 towns and cities, was triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd.

published on : 24th September 2022

Fresh protests against 'hijab law' intensify in Iran over Mahsa Amini's death

Demonstrations were held in Tehran, including in several universities, and the second city Mashhad.

published on : 20th September 2022

Iranian women chop off their hair, burn hijabs in protest; read to know why

Headscarves are compulsory for women in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and members of the morality police enforce the strict dress code.

published on : 19th September 2022

Iran: Mahsa Amini's death galvanises critics of 'morality police'

Filmmakers, artists, athletes, and political and religious figures have taken to social media to express their anger against the morality police, both inside and outside the country.

published on : 18th September 2022