Morality police move 'distraction technique' - activist

05/12/2022 21:47:00

A suggestion by Iran's Attorney General that the so-called morality police has been disbanded is a 'distraction technique', according to Iranian activists in Ireland.

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A suggestion by Iran's Attorney General that the so-called morality police has been disbanded is a 'distraction technique', according to Iranian activists in Ireland.

A suggestion by Iran's Attorney General that the so-called morality police has been disbanded is a"distraction technique", according to Iranian activists in Ireland.100% is possible, but it's not likely.100% is possible, but it's not likely.There was no confirmation of the closure from the Interior Ministry which is in charge of the morality police, and Iranian state media said Public Prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri was not responsible for overseeing the force.

Iran is witnessing some of the most significant protests since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in the wake of the 16 September death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who had been detained by the morality police, which enforces strict codes on women's dress.Hundreds of protesters have been killed and around 20,000 people have been arrested..Iran's prosecutor general was quoted at the weekend as saying the morality police units had been closed down, but campaigners voiced doubt that meaningful change was afoot and the move was not confirmed by the government or Iran's law enforcement agencies.It's that time again where we challenge you with a tricky general knowledge quiz.While the forces' possible disbandment could be seen as a concession, Dr Mastoureh Fathi told RTÉ News that she believes the comments are being used to distract Iranians and the international community from planned protests.Advertisement 15 questions, five minutes on the clock."The morality police has been suspended as a ploy to distract people in the country and the international community because we are going to start three days of strike as of today," the UCC lecturer in Sociology said.Similar calls for strike action and mass mobilisation have in past weeks resulted in an escalation in the unrest which has swept the country - some of the biggest anti-government protests since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

"They wanted to announce these just one day before the strikes.If the quiz isn't displaying for you below, please refresh the page or click.If the quiz isn't displaying for you below, please refresh the page or click...to undermine the scope of the revolutionary uprisings," she added.One Iranian human rights advocate in Ireland said that while the demonstrations were initially triggered by the morality police, they have grown into something much bigger.Yesterday, Montazeri was cited by the semi-official Iranian Labour News Agency as saying that the morality police had been disbanded.

"There is no proof that it has been disabled.It's just one claim from one person," Aida Younesi, Iranian human rights advocate in Ireland, told RTÉ."The laws for compulsory hijab are still there and people just want democracy" she said.US: Nothing suggests Iran improving treatment of women The United States has said that"nothing suggests" Iran is improving the treatment of women.A state department spokesman also indicated its scepticism, saying,"We have seen the reports but will not comment on ambiguous or vague claims by Iranian officials.They had been arrested in June - before the current unrest sweeping the country - following cooperation between the Ministry of Intelligence and the Revolutionary Guards, Tasnim news agency reported.

"Sadly, nothing we have seen suggests Iran's leadership is improving its treatment of women and girls or ceasing the violence it inflicts on peaceful protesters." Washington has hit out at Iran over its women's rights record and a crackdown by authorities on the protests.In early November, Vice President Kamala Harris said the United States would work with other nations to oust Iran from the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).Iran, ruled by Shiite Muslim clerics, was elected to a term that ends in 2026.The United States is serving through next year.Three other people were handed prison sentences of between five and 10 years after being convicted of crimes that included acting against national security, aiding in kidnapping and possessing illegal weapons, the Mehr news agency said.

US ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, reiterated the call on Sunday, tweeting that the Iranian government should not be on an international commission"dedicated to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment"."Removing Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women is the right thing to do," she said.A public petition to have Iran removed from the body had received 165,800 signatures as of today.The 54-member UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is expected to vote next week on whether to expel the Islamic republic from the commission.Iran has accused Washington of pressuring countries ahead of the vote.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanan today said the United States was trying to force out Iran"with help of certain European countries," calling such a move"illegal" and"politically motivated"."This goes against the free voting rights of the countries in international organisations," he said.Additional reporting: AFP.

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2 points: (1) Iranian revolutionaries are fighting for regime change, not merely reform of morality police & (2) media & observers should not overhype these announcements from Iran's system which are meant to divide revolutionaries & deflect int'l pressure. MahsaAmini Why dont u send your troops in ireland thats right you wont cause you got no balls 😂

HMcEntee taking notes While RTE platforms a dissident Iranian who clearly has no relationship to 90% Shia dominated Iran.. This is one of the main Sunni flashpoints .. Balochistan Nobody said the morality police were disbanded, but finds two anti Gov activists to blame the Iranian Gov for what dubious US reporters manufactured. Send them home if they want to burn buildings..

. Dictatorships using diversionary tactics. What a surprise /j

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Iran shutting down morality police, says officialProtesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike this week, stepping up pressure on authorities after the public prosecutor said the morality police - whose detention of a young woman triggered months of protests - had been shut down. Many of the morality police are actually women..... The shut down of morality police is fake news, but suits your agenda so keep on with it. MahsaAmini Iran cant wait to have their skys patrolled by the RAF like poor lil ireland 😂

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Iran says it has ‘suspended’ morality police as Tehran sees renewed protestsTehran has recently accused Israeli and western intelligence services of plotting a civil war in Iran World wallacemick says it's grand In Ireland the morality police are called NGO's..... STOP spreading regime’s propaganda. It’s disinformation that Islamic Republic has abolished it’s morality police. It is a tactic to stop the ongoing uprising. Iranians are not facing guns & bullets to get rid of morality police. Protesters WANT TO END Islamic regime. MahsaAmini

Iran abolishes morality police after months of protests triggered by arrest of Mahsa AminiIran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country's strict female dress code, according to local media. BS! that ain't true! No they haven’t. It’s a ploy to distract attention. I’ve heard it from a direct source.