4 Dec 2022

Iran to disband morality police, says attorney general

News Correspondent

After more than two months of unrest that’s seen hundreds of people killed by security forces, Iran’s government has made – what on the face of it – appears to be a concession to anti-government protesters, by disbanding the country’s morality police.

Tasked with enforcing strict Islamic dress code, it was they who were responsible for the arrest of Mahsa Amini – the young woman whose death in custody originally sparked the protests. Speaking earlier today, Iran’s Attorney General was quoted as saying the force had now been ‘closed’.

To discuss the significance of this, we’re joined by Borzou Daragahi from the think tank, The Atlantic Council.