The BBC reports on a new app in Iran that warns people of the location of the “morality police” aka Ershad.
Ershad’s mobile checkpoints which usually consist of a van, a few bearded men and one or two women in black chadors, are deployed in towns across Iran and appear with no notice.
Women?! But isn’t that immoral? Unless they’re related to all the men.
Ershad personnel have a very extensive list of powers ranging from issuing warnings and forcing those they accuse of violating Iran’s Islamic code of conduct, to make a written statement pledging to never do so again, to fines or even prosecuting offenders.
It’s such a horrendous way to live I can’t even really imagine it. … Read the rest