A video recently published on social media shows the state security forces’ brutality while arresting two men in Chalus, a suburb of Tehran, the Iranian capital.
In the video, which was posted on social media on Thursday, May 31, two agents are seen violently detaining a citizen on charges of “robbery” and beating him while using vulgar words.
Following the publication of the video, Alborz police chief Abbas Ali Mohammadian said that “these actions of security forces are not acceptable.” He said that the case would be brought to justice.
Iranian police violence against citizens has a history, and videos of such brutality are occasionally posted on social media.
Law enforcement and judicial officials in recent years have promised to deal with officers who use violence against citizens, yet no effective action has been taken in such cases so far.
In another video recently shared online, armed police are seen spraying teargas in a man’s eye, then punching and kicking him while shoving him in their car.
The officer yells to bystanders: “We’ll detain all of you… I’ll empty my gun on you all.”
Another scene of Iran’s security forces’ brutality was at Latian Dam, Tehran, when they attacked and violently arrested a woman on May 6, 2022.
According to videos, both State Security Forces and plainclothes agents were involved in the harassment and arrest of the woman.
The video of the incident caused outrage on social media and across the Iranian public.
The commander of the State Security Forces in Greater Tehran has confirmed the incident.
Although officials did not explain the reason for the incident, women are regularly harassed by security forces on grounds of violating the Iranian regime’s stringent dress code.