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INU - A man was murdered by the Iranian Regime’s security forces in a subway station in the early hours of Saturday morning, after protesting against one of the Regime’s mullahs.

The 40-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was shot dead by the security forces in the Shahre-Raya subway station.

Mehr, the state-run news agency, quoted Hadi Tamhidi, the head of the security council of the city of Ray, as saying[On Saturday] morning a [Mullah] was enjoining a middle-aged man which caused anger in the assailant who attacked the Mullah with [a] knife.”

The middle-aged man died on his way to hospital and his murder sparked anger in the Iranian people

Eyewitnesses said that, contrary to the claims of the regime, the man had not done anything to harm anyone and was merely conducting a peaceful protest.

The man had been protesting against the continued harassment he had from the mullah under the pretence on “Enjoining good and forbidding wrong”, a sort-of morality law.

This law, brought in on March 16, 2014, was supposed to protect those who the Regime deemed as “good” and “moral”; however, anyone looking into the Regime’s definition of “morality” will soon see the flaw in that plan

This led to much anger and resistance from the Iranian people, but despite this Mullah Nouri Hamedani still called for a "Ministry of promotion of virtue and prevention of vice”.

It led to the creation of the department for of the “promotion of virtue and prevention of vice”, currently headed by Ahmad Jannati, secretary general of the Regime’s Guardians’ Council.

There is increased division between the Iranian people and the suppressive agents of the Regime, leading to a volatile environment and creating a fertile ground for more public protests against the Regime.

The Iranian “morality” police are in charge of enforcing the strict interpretation of Islam and have also been known to target women who are improperly veiled, people attending mixed-gender parties and gay men.

Earlier this year, they beat a detained a 14-year-old girl for wearing ripped jeans to her birthday celebration.

The girl, who is referred to as Zahra, the Independent that the police tried to force her and her friends into their car, and beat them when they resisted.

She said: “There were two women and two men in a huge van and they pushed us into it with the force of their beatings. Their objection was to the ripped jeans that we were wearing. There were really no other issues concerning my friends and I.”

The girls were forced to sign pledges that they would not wear trousers again.

 

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