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More Power for Iran's Vigilantes

Iranian conservatives have taken the upper hand against moderate government officials in the battle over the meaning of “decency.”   In an overwhelming vote Wednesday, conservative lawmakers granted greater powers to volunteer groups to “promote virtue and prevent vice” on the street. Derided by critics as fundamentalist vigilantes, the groups chastise and in some cases, physically assault and arrest Iranians they consider improperly dressed.   Some of the volunteers are...

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