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Iran Police Unveil “Vice List”


The latest from AFP’s Tehran bureau:

Iranian police have unveiled a list of “vices” — including makeup, un-Islamic dress and decadent movies — being targeted in an ongoing moral crackdown, a conservative newspaper reported on Monday.

The list was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper as part of a police drive launched in April which has seen the arrest of “thugs,” raids on underground parties, seizures of satellite dishes, and street checks of improperly dressed individuals.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last week urged police to keep up its crackdown on social vices, saying they must “fulfill their duties regardless of some opposition and propaganda.”

…Thousands of women have been warned for wearing tight, short coats and skimpy head scarves, and for flouting the Islamic dress code, which requires every post-pubescent woman to cover their hair and body contours.


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