ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
Will Iran’s clerics survive the latest wave of unrest?
AP and ILH Staff
September 21, 2022
Under President Raisi, a hard-liner elected last year, agents of the morality police appear to have been unleashed. Despite the recent crackdown, some demonstrators still chant “death to the dictator,” targeting both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s rule and Iran’s theocracy, despite the threat of arrest, imprisonment and even the possibility of a death sentence…Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The death of Mahsa Amini, who had been picked up by Iran’s morality police for her allegedly loose headscarf, or hijab, has triggered daring displays of defiance, in the face of beatings and possible arrest… READ MORE
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