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Rohani reacts to prospect of undercover morality police

Morlaity policeRadiozamaneh -The Rohani administration has reacted to the announcement that the police department plans to deploy secret police to monitor the public's social behaviour. On his trip to Semnan, when asked about the 7,000 undercover morality police personnel being deployed, he said the executive branch was not involved in implementing the plan.

Minister intervenes in plot to block winning Isfahan candidate

Minoo KhaleghiRadiozamaneh - Iran's interior minister has written to the head of the country's three branches of government to say the Guardian Council's cancellation of the votes obtained by parliamentary candidate Minoo Khaleghi's is "an error" that needs to be examined by Parliament.

Prominent Human Rights Defender Narges Mohammadi Goes on Trial Behind Closed Doors

Narges-Mohammadi1-1Iranhumanrights.org - The trial of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, postponed four times since its original date of May 3, 2015, finally began on April 20, 2016 at Branch 15 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court.

Public demand cited as reason for undercover morality policing

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Radiozamaneh - Hossein Sajedinia said on Wednesday April 20 that the public expects the police to act against “harassment in the streets” and “inappropriate behaviour and hazardous traffic acts”.

Maryam Akbari Monfared’s Case in the Supreme Court

Maryam Akbari-MonfaredHRANA News Agency – The case of Maryam Akbari Monfared, political prisoner of women’s ward of Evin prison, is being processed in the Supreme Court.

Tehran police chief defends new undercover morality police force

Al-monitor - The announcement of a 7,000-strong undercover morality police force in Tehran has been met with wide domestic criticism. Tehran's police chief, Hossein Sajedinia, defended the decision and attempted to downplay fears that the force would focus on reporting poorly veiled women.

Subtle Presence of Morality Police

Moral-Police-Cartoon-Reza-Jozani-Gasht-Ershad-April-2016-take1-537x600Radiozamaneh - 

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: IRAN CONFIRMS FORCED “VIRGINITY TEST” ON ARTIST: ATENA FARGHADANI

 

Image result for amnesty international human rightsAmnesty - Iranian painter and prisoner of conscience Atena Farghadani remains in prison pending the outcome of her appeal against a 12 years and nine months prison sentence. The authorities have now confirmed that they subjected her to virginity and pregnancy tests.

Rouhani Clashes With Iranian Police Over Undercover Hijab Agents

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a military parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, April 17, 2016.VOA —Iran's president criticized the use of thousands of undercover morality police in Tehran to report on young women who are not wearing a full Islamic hijab or those who play loud music in their cars.

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