The Iranian regime has increased its suppression of civil liberties even going as far as implementing a plan for “monitoring weddings”.
Government and judicial officials have carried out other plans such as banning tourism trains, confiscating sail boats, banning movies, and cancelling concerts in various cities.
In the northern province of Mazandaran, the Prosecutor of Sari recently said that a “mixed tourism train” had been seized.
“The Prosecutor of northern Savad Koh seized a train with a mixed gender tour,” Seyed Eunice Hosseini Alami said.
The prosecutor also said that any tourism tour that “carries out actions that were against the law would be dealt with”.
By against the law, he means anything the regime deems morally wrong which can span from men and women mixing together to “inappropriate” attire.
Alami also said that “the cultural vulgarity and the prevalence of dereliction in some tours” would be dealt with.
“The Islamic Guidance Office has now become a source of dereliction and the culture of indifference,” he added criticizing the organization charged with overseeing the “morality” of various programs.
In a meeting on narcotics in the northwestern province of Qazvin, two senior officials requested a plan for monitoring weddings.
The Governor of Qazvin said on Tuesday that the owners of homes where weddings were held would be prosecuted if it is found that narcotics and alcohol are used during the wedding.
The head of Qazvin’s Judiciary asked that weddings be monitored for the use of narcotics.
“In weddings, the use of narcotics should be seriously monitored and controlled,” Norollah Ghodrati said.
On Monday June 17, the second concert of pop singer Farzad Farokh was cancelled in the city of Bojnourd in the northeastern province of North Khorasan. The concert was banned despite having received all the needed permits.
The reason stated for the ban was “abnormal behavior and lack of observance of Islamic ethics by the audience on the first night of the concert”.