Welcome to the NCRI Women's Committee podcast. Today, we will focus on the recent resurgence of the Guidance Patrols, also known as the Morality Police, in Iran.
The Guidance Patrols have a history of enforcing a strict dress code on women, namely the mandatory hijab, in Iran. Last year, in mid-September, the violent beating and subsequent death of a young woman sparked nationwide protests which beyond women’s demand for freedom of choice, called for the overthrow of the entire mullahs’ regime.
In response to the public’s angry reaction to Mahsa Amini’s death in Police custody, the regime withdrew the guidance patrols, and their vans vanished from the streets.
The first question is why did the Iranian regime relaunch the patrols on the 16th of July?