Paris, 11 March (IPS) The Police Commander in charge of implementing Islamic Morality and fighting against hooligans and social trouble-makers has been arrested in a residence in company of six women whom he had ordered to make their prayer completely nude , according to well informed sources and independent internet sites.
Revolutionary Guard General Reza Zare’i, the Commander of the Police for Greater Tehran had been arrested three weeks ago enjoying the company of six completely nude women parading in a house he had rented ”, the websites reported, adding that the women had told agents that the General had told them to take all their dresses and pray completely nude”.
"The General ordered us to take all our clothes and pray.
They did not say what was the reason the general wanted them to pray completely nude, but said he would just watch them praying.
Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi ordered the arrest of the womonsing Plice general.
What is making wave is that the General, in charge of implementing Islamic and social moral codes and fighting against hooligans and violence, had been arrested on orders from Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the Head of the Judiciary, after receiving tips from people about the opening of a “house of corruption” in their neighborhood, according to several internet websites inside and outside Iran, including Peyknet and Asre No.
“The reason that the Judiciary intervened in the arrest is that knowing the close relations between the Tehran Prosecutor and the Police Commander, Ayatollah Shahroudi ordered his men to raid the house without informing Mr. Said Mortazavi (the Prosecutor)”, Peyknet reported.
Tehran Prosecutor and Islamic revolution tribunal president Sa'id Mortazavi is a friend of the womenising Police Genral
Known as “The Butcher of the Press” for having shut down more than 200 titles from 2000 to 2002, mostly independent and pro reform publications, Mr. Mortazavi is a protégé of Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i the Leader of the Islamic Republic, who ordered him to close the press he did not liked, and to reward him, he named him as General Prosecutor for the Capital and president of the Islamic Revolution tribunals.
General Zare’i was freed on bail three days latter and on orders from the authorities, the press was banned from publishing the news, according to informed sources, which added that Ayatollah Khameneh’i accepted the request of Ayatollah Shahroudi for an “exemplary” trial of the Revolutionary Guard General, but in secret and after the elections.
When in command, General Zare’i had boasted to have addressed more than five thousand people since the start of the project a year ago, verbalizing more than 35.000 and sending behind bars more than 400, mostly young women and men.
The Social Moral Security project, introduced by the Government of fanatic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was denounced by the general public from the outset, seeing it as another mean by the ruling conservatives to increase further the scope of the already much limited social and cultural freedom of ordinary people, but mostly the young ones, prime victims of the scheme. ENDS ZAREI 1308