I just canceled my plans to vacation in lovely Qom.
Last week six women and a man touring the southern city of Shiraz were beaten and arrested. The State Security Forces (SSF) — mullahs’ suppressive police — Chastity Unit patrolling the streets stopped a group of East Asians touring the city for not observing the strictly imposed dress code. Not having a translator, the group resisted the SSF agents and was severely beaten and arrested.
The Asian tourists then spent a few hours at the SSF custody before finally being released by their country’s embassy.
This was not an isolated incident of the kind. In the past year there have been tourists harassed by the SSF enforcing the dress code in line with the suppressive “boosting public security plan.”…