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Iran State Media Dismisses Official's Claims That Strict Moral Laws Are Under Review

Iran State Media Dismisses , Official's Claims That Strict , Moral Laws Are Under Review. Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri said that Iran's law that requires women to wear a hijab in public was under review by parliament and the judiciary. CNN reports that women are currently required to wear hijab in public under strict laws enforced by the nation's so-called morality police. . According to Montazeri, Iran's morality police force had been "abolished." However, the claims were strongly disputed by the country's state-run media outlets. No official of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said that the Guidance Patrol has been shut. , Al-Alam, State-run media outlet, via CNN. Some foreign media have attempted to interpret these words by the prosecutor- general as the Islamic Republic retreating from the issue of Hijab and modesty and claim that it is due to the recent riots, Al-Alam, State-run media outlet, via CNN. Some foreign media have attempted to interpret these words by the prosecutor- general as the Islamic Republic retreating from the issue of Hijab and modesty and claim that it is due to the recent riots, Al-Alam, State-run media outlet, via CNN. Iran has been experiencing nationwide protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody for not wearing her hijab properly. . Iran has been experiencing nationwide protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody for not wearing her hijab properly. . Amini's death on September 16 also spurred prominent public figures, including Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti, to speak out in support of the movement. . Amini's death on September 16 also spurred prominent public figures, including Iranian actor Taraneh Alidoosti, to speak out in support of the movement. . According to CNN, authorities responded with a crackdown on demonstrators, including reports of forced detentions and physical abuse. . I say that both the parliament and the judiciary are working, for example, just yesterday we had a meeting with the cultural commission of the parliament, and you will see the results within the next week or two, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Iran's Attorney General, via CNN. CNN reports that the laws have been in place since the Islamic Revolution of 1979
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