NCRI - The Iranian regime has arrested two young women for the ‘crime’ of riding a motorbike in Dezful, southern Iran, the state-run IRNA news agency reported on January 12.

“In absence of State Security Forces, two ‘norm breaking girls’ exploited the opportunity in Boostan Jangali (a natural park) and committed an action against revolutionary norms and values by riding a motorcycle,” stated Colonel Ali Elhami, the commander of Dezful’s State Security Forces on Wednesday, January 11.

Elhami described the motor biking of the two women and dissemination of their photos in cyber space as an obscene and despicable act and said:
“This manifested the utmost denunciation of religious norms by the two girls and caused serious torment and anxiety among city officials.”

“The State Security Forces carried out an extensive investigation and finally managed to find, arrest, and deliver them to judiciary officials,” Elhami added.

Shahin Gobadi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran NCRI), said: “Misogyny and suppression of women as second class citizens have been a cornerstone of the clerical regime ruling Iran since its inception. But as the regime is getting weaker and dissent by the population, in particular among the youth, is on the rise, the regime has stepped up its suppression in all aspects, including suppression of women.”

“The fact that the notion of ‘moderation’ and ‘reform’ is a total myth under Hassan Rouhani is becoming more evident on a daily basis,” Gobadi added.

On January 4, a Judiciary official announced that six people were arrested in Tabriz (northwest Iran) in connection with modeling and cyberspace ‘crimes’.

The state-run news agency, Fars, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards, reported on December 27, 2016 that 25 people including an actor and an author of satirical programs were arrested in Tehran after the police and security forces raided a party.

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