Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, June 11, 2020—The misogynist mullahs’ regime ruling Iran is taking a new step in its systematic crackdown against Iranian women across the country by launching an initiative to issue fines, send threatening text messages and even impound vehicles in which women passengers are seen, according to the regime, to be not abiding by hijab (veiling) regulations.
“When citizens receive a text message saying, ‘Vehicle owner! Hijab regulations were not abided in your vehicle,’ they should immediately refer to a police station; it doesn’t matter in what city they are in or in what city they have received the hijab violation text,” said Tehran Security Police chief Ali Zolghadri on Wednesday, June 10, according to the Fars news agency. This outlet is linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
In other news, the mullahs’ regime intends to launch 80 new stations for the police in the Iranian capital of Tehran. “80 new stations must be added to Tehran’s police centers and arrangements have been made for each district to allocate two areas for this initiative,” said Tehran Governor Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpei, according to a piece published on Wednesday, June 10, by the state-run Entekhab website. “We in the governorate are seeking to provide special assistance to the police force. One such initiative is for Tehran’s police force to have state-of-the-art electronic cameras and equipment. Therefore, wherever the police say there is a need for electronic cameras, we will do so to our utmost capability,” he added.
On July 4, 2019, Mohammad-Jafar Montazeri, prosecutor general of Tehran, the capital of Iran, defended the brutality and repressive measures resorted to by the state security forces against youth, particularly women, under the pretext of “fighting against un-Islamic social behavior.”
He expressed his utter fear of the spread of protest and the power of social media in organizing unrest against the repressive conducts of the security forces harassing women under the guise of mal-vailing in the cities.
“We cannot sacrifice our moral and social securities for some sinister talks or measures by malicious actors on the internet. The norm-breakers must know that they cannot smear the police face with their nonsense and boloney making a video clip and post it on social media,” Mullah Montazeri said.
In another event on July 3, 2019, Hossein Ashtari, commander of the regime’s repressive state security forces, echoed Montazeri’s comments on defending police brutality against women.
“Some of our agents feel threatened when they deal with mal-vailing (hijab violators),” Ashtari said addressing a number of state security force and IRGC commanders.
He called the protests and reaction by the youth and women against enforcing the mullahs’ definition of the “dress code” as “organized,” adding the police must “act with vigilance and caution” when facing such protests.