Following nationwide demonstrations in the Islamic Republic following Mahsa Amini’s death while in the care of the unit’s morality police, Iran has denounced Britain’s move to censure the organization.
On September 16, days after the 22-year-old was detained by Tehran’s morality police for allegedly breaking Iran’s strict dress code for women, fatal riots broke out.
According to Times Of Israel, Britain announced it was imposing sanctions on Iran’s police chief, the head of the Basij militia affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the “morality police in its totality” in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, Tehran informed the envoy of its “strong protest to London for intervening in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Iran claims that hundreds have been detained during what it refers to as “riots” and that scores of people, including 18 security personnel, have died in the rallies brought on by Amini’s death.