Iran Says They’ve Abolished The Morality Police, Here’s What’s Really Happening

An Iranian official is saying they have abolished their "morality police" and they may consider changing the law that requires women to cover their heads in public. Ana Kasparian and Ben Gleib discuss on The Young Turks. Watch TYT LIVE on weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Read more HERE: "A senior Iranian official said this weekend that Iran had abolished the morality police, the state media reported, after months of protests set off by the death of a young woman who was detained by the force for supposedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress laws. The morality police “was abolished by the same authorities who installed it,” Attorney General Mohammad Javad Montazeri said on Saturday during a meeting at which officials were discussing the unrest, according to state media reports. It was unclear whether the statement amounted to a final decision by the theocratic government, which has neither announced the abolition of the morality police nor denied it. But if the force is abolished, the change will be unlikely to appease protesters who are still clashing with other security forces and have become so emboldened that some are calling for an end of the Islamic Republic. *** The largest online progressive news show in the world. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE weekdays 6-8 pm ET. Help support our mission and get perks. Membership protects TYT's independence from corporate ownership and allows us to provide free live shows that speak truth to power for people around the world. See Perks: ▶ SUBSCRIBE on YOUTUBE: ☞
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