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Iran: Crackdown on “indecent groups” launched

NCRI – Brig. Gen. Ahmad Rouzbehani, head of the Iran regime’s "moral police" announced the launching of crackdown this week on "indecent groups" such as rappers, state-run radio reported on Monday.

The move is the latest in a series of measures on widening clampdown on women and youth that was began in spring last year.

NCRI – Brig. Gen. Ahmad Rouzbehani, head of the Iran regime’s "moral police" announced the launching of crackdown this week on "indecent groups" such as rappers, state-run radio reported on Monday.

Iran - Depicting a woman beaten by the police for The move is the latest in a series of measures on widening clampdown on women and youth that was began in spring last year.

State radio quoted Rouzbehani as saying the new campaign would take effect nationwide on May 17 and that offenders would initially be given a "warning ".

Late last month, state-run media said that police would launch a crackdown in May on small companies which fail to enforce strict religious dress codes.

On April 20, Brig. Gen. Esmaeel Ahmadi Moghadam, Commander in Chief of State Security Force (SSF) – the mullahs’ police – said in an interview with the state television that the "[public security plan] should not be periodical and temporarily," and must be continuous.

Elaborating on the plan, he and said on April 28, ”In implementing the plan, the SSF will examine more carefully the activities of private companies to make sure that no improper conducts exist there. If it comes across any unethical misconduct, harsher measures will be adopted."

Photo: Depicting a woman beaten by the police for "immoral appearance" in the public in 2007.