Tehran Shutdowns 547 Un-Islamic Restaurants

Police in Iran's capital Tehran has closed down more than 500 restaurants and cafes for violating “Islamic principles”, the capital’s police chief said Saturday.

“The owners of restaurants and cafes in which Islamic principles were not observed were confronted, and during this operation 547 businesses were closed and 11 offenders arrested,” Hossein Rahimi said.

“Observing Islamic principles is ... one of the police’s main missions and responsibilities,” the police chief said.

Fars news agency reported that the transgressions included “unconventional advertising in cyberspace, playing illegal music and debauchery.”

The head of Tehran’s guidance court has called on people to report instances of “immoral behaviour” in the society.


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