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Iran Suspends Morality Police That Sparked Massive Protests

  • Patrol accused of death of Mahsa Amini has halted activities
  • Judiciary planning review of Iran’s Islamic modesty laws
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The operations of Iran’s “morality police” have effectively been suspended, a top official said, after months of widespread anti-government protests over the death of a young woman in its custody. 

Officially called the Guidance Patrol, the police unit has for years stalked major intersections and thoroughfares in Iranian cities, arresting those it determined were flouting the Islamic Republic’s strict religious dress codes.