Iran redeploys morality police months after Amini death

by ian

Just 10 months after nationwide protests, Iran has resumed enforcement of its strict dress code for women.

Patrols of the so-called morality police were paused amid mass demonstrations, but on Sunday, police spokesman Saeed Montazerolmahdi confirmed that nationwide patrols would resume.

He told reporters that his agency would “deal with those who, unfortunately, ignore the consequences of not wearing the proper hijab and insist on disobeying the norms.” Many women in Iran have refused to wear the traditional Muslim hijab since the police killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

In an attempt to enforce the strict law, police have installed security cameras to identify women not wearing hijabs and have begun to fine businesses who do not work with police in enforcing the law.

There have also been reports of men who support the law harassing and assaulting women who do not comply, but many of these women say they will continue resisting.

Iran has enforced the wearing of the hijab by “Guidance Patrols” since 2006.