Iran has disbanded its morality police, according to AFP, which cited the prosecutor general. The arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly breaking the nation’s strict female dress code sparked protests that have been raging across Iran for more than two months, resulting in clashes between protesters and security forces.
According to Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, “Morality police have nothing to do with the judiciary” and have been eliminated.
The report stated that the attorney general made a remark at a religious gathering in response to a participant who questioned “why the morality police were being shut down.”
Under President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Gasht-e Ershad, also known as the “Guidance Patrol,” was founded to “promote the culture of modesty and hijab.” Patrols by the troops started in 2006.
A day after Jafar Montazeri stated that “both parliament and the judiciary are working (on the matter)” of whether the law requiring women to cover their heads needs to be altered, it was announced that they will no longer be enforced.