Iran morality police status unclear after ‘closure’ comment

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CAIRO (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker has said that Iran’s government was “paying attention to the people’s real demands” a day after a top official suggested that the country’s unpopular morality police has been shut down following months of protests.

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The comment regarding the force’s purported suspension or abolition came after months of deadly anti-government protests.

The Associated Press has been unable to confirm the current status of the religious force.

The Iranian morality police was established in 2005 with the task of arresting people who violate the country’s Islamic dress code.

Nationwide anti-government protests were sparked by the death of a women three days after her arrest by Iran’s morality police.

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