12/4/2022, 7:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran to disband 'morality police'

Iran will suspend its "morality police" after three months of nationwide protests, the country's Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri announced on Sunday.

The official said the patrol "had nothing to do with the judiciary" and that the "police have been shut down from where they were set up," according to the BBC.

The demonstrations were sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini who was arrested in Tehran for "improperly" wearing the hijab. According to eyewitnesses, her arresting officers brutally beat her, after which she fell into a coma and eventually died.

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