ISLAMIC morality police have shut down shops “selling indecent clothing” in a series of raids as social media users and partygoers are arrested in a new crackdown.
The Iranian authorities raided stores and factories selling un-Islamic clothes saying they “violated public morality”.
Police chief Colonel Pasdar Noorollahi, in Western Tehran, said the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps closed 92 shops.
A further 195 were given formal warnings in the latest drive to wipe out Western clothing.
The regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps closed 92 shops
The Iranian authorities raided stores and factories selling “un-Islamic clothes”
A further 195 shops were given formal warnings
Days after the shop raids, 40 teenage girls and boys were arrested for attended a party together
“It is becoming more evident that the mullahs are totally paranoid of any social gathering in fear of a popular uprising.”
In the past year 95 people aged between 19 and 27 have been arrested on suspicion of internet crimes by the regime’s cyber police known as FATA.
Bloggers have been targeted and teenagers as young as 15 have been arrested for using social media with many risking imprisonment or fines of up to £500.
The head of the FATA police in Gilan Province, Colonel Iraj Mohammadkhani, has warned “illegal production, distribution and access to any data, software or any type of electronic devices are regarded as computer crimes and anyone committing such acts will be sentenced from 91 days to one year of imprisonment, or will have to pay a fine of five million to 20 million Rials, or both.”
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