Archive for April 2016

‘Morality Police’ Formed in Iran

Monday 25 April 2016-VOA- Iran has a new “morality police” unit to observe its citizens.
Tehran’s police chief Hossein Sajedinia said the 7,000 officers – male and female – will make sure women follow Islamic dress codes. They will also stop dangerous driving and noise pollution, he said. Some in Iran consider popular music to be a form of noise pollution.

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Iran jails French-Iranian woman who came back to visit sick mother

Nazak Afshar was arrested on arrival at Tehran airport. Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters

Monday 25 April 2016- theguardian- Nazak Afshar had been living in France since being charged with spying in 2009 and freed after French intervention
A French-Iranian citizen who left Iran in 2009 after facing espionage charges has been sentenced to six years in jail following her return to the country to visit her critically ill mother.

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