July 18 (EUROPA PRESS) –
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller has expressed concern about the redeployment of the ‘Moral Police’ in Iran.
“We are concerned by reports that Iran’s so-called ‘Moral Police’ are cracking down to impose mandatory hijab. It seems the regime has learned nothing from the recent protests. And we believe that the women and girls of everyone should be able to wear what they want,” Miller said during a press conference.
These statements come after the Iranian authorities announced last Sunday that the “Moral Police” will return to the streets of the country as part of a new campaign to control women’s clothing, including the use of the “hijab.” , about ten months after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested in September for allegedly wearing the veil incorrectly.
The Iranian authorities have exempted the security forces from any blame for Amini’s death, although they have acknowledged certain excesses during the repression of the protests, which have resulted in nearly 500 deaths, according to balances provided by various non-governmental organizations. .
In addition, the head of Iran’s judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni-Ejei, said in early July that the country’s courts have so far dealt with more than 20,000 cases related to the protests, saying that the cases of “repentants” have been separated. of those who participated in riots in the face of an amnesty process by the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.