Turk activist arrested for revealing the death of woman chased by Guidance Patrol
Turk Activist Naser Alirezaie was arrested on Friday, April 27, for revealing the death of an 18-year-old girl after the car she was in crashed while being pursued by the so-called Guidance Patrol (Gasht-e Ershad).
Naser Alirezaei has been charged with “spreading lies.” According to reports Mr. Alirezaie has been taken to FATA police station in Saeb Street of Tabriz, northwest of Iran.
The chasing of a young couple by the State Security Force’s Moral Security Police in Tabriz led to the death of the woman and injury of the man.
The Guidance Patrol of Tabriz embarked on chasing a young couple driving in a car on Friday, April 27, 2018. During this chase, the driver lost control and crashed with a bus.
The young woman got killed in this accident and the young man was injured, however, the Guidance Patrol apprehended the man despite his condition.
Mixing between genders is severely restricted in Iran under the mullahs’ rule. Such restrictions have become a regular feature of Iranian life since the 1979 Islamic revolution, as members of the morality police appear on the streets, or are deployed in vans at public places, to tackle women defying the compulsory hijab, men with non-approved hairstyles, or males and females partying together.