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Iranians in Iraq divided over end to morality police

Iranians in Iraq divided over end to morality police

Iranians in Iraq expressed scepticism at reports Sunday that Tehran has abolished its feared morality police, a force indelibly associated with months of protests in the Islamic republic.

Iran's morality police in mid-September arrested young Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini for allegedly breaching the country's strict dress code for women, and she subsequently died in their custody, triggering ongoing protests.

Late Saturday, Iran's attorney general said that the force had "been abolished".