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The Iranian Regime flogged 20 people in Qazvin, on Sunday June 11, for breaking their Ramadan fast.

The holy month of Ramadan is mostly associated with fasting, prayer and piety but those living under the Iranian Regime mostly associate it with brutal crackdowns under the guise of religion.

So far, the Regime has arrested 590 people in Fars Province, 90 in Qazvin, and 50 in Urimia for breaking their fast or breaking cultural norms.

It is worth noting that the Regime also considers it to be a crime to eat (or pretend to eat) in public during Ramadan, even if you are on or in private property (such as your vehicle) but can be seen by others.

A brigadier from the Iranian Regime’s personal terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Taqi Mohri, said: "Inside the car is not considered as a private place; therefore any attempt for breaking fasting inside the car is considered a crime, and the police will arrest and then hand them over to the judicial authorities."

The Regime has also made clear that any woman not veiled properly will also be subject to arrest, although it was strange of them to bring it up considering that this is how the Regime conducts itself all the time, not just during Ramadan.

Taghi Mehri, the head of the regime’s traffic police force said: “Mall-veiling and unveiling is a crime too, and against the religious norms. [members of the]police force, in the case of observing such things will transfer those people, who committed such crimes to judiciary”.

It is more likely that following the sham elections, which the majority of Iranians boycotted, the Regime leaders are looking to prevent a full-scale uprising by suppressing the people and making them scared to defy the mullahs.

If anything, it proves that the Iranian Regime is scared of the people and their organised, democratic, resistance forces, who seek to provide Regime change in Iran.

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, spoke against the enforcement of religion at the Interfaith Solidarity Against Extremism conference on June 3.

She said: "The spirit of Islam abhors all forms of compulsion, coercion and forcible prohibition, ranging from imposing the compulsory veil to the forced observance of fasting and prayers by flogging and terror, to preventing the construction of Sunni mosques, and especially to imposing the rule of a government under the name of God and Islam."

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