According to reports from AKI news agency the Chief of police Reza Zarei was caught with 6 naked prostitutes in a brothel.

"Tehran, 10 March (AKI) - Tehran's police chief, Reza Zarei, has been arrested after he was found nude in a local brothel with six naked prostitutes, according to report on the Iranian Farda News.

Farda News is a website said to be close to the mayor of Tehran and former chief of the police forces, Mohammed Bagher Qalibaf.

Following the raid, Zarei stepped down from his post as police chief. The news of his arrest however was not reported by any official Iranian news agency.

According to a popular Iranian website Gooya, the order to raid the brothel was given directly by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, chief of the judicial authorities.

Before he was arrested, Zarei was in charge of the programme for the 'moralisation of the city'.

It is alleged that in the past six months, hundreds of young people have been arrested in Iran for not respecting the Islamic code of behaviour."


While there has been so much media coverage surrounding the Eliot Spitzer scandal, there has been almost no media coverage on the prostitution bust on Reza Zarei. Can't say that I am surprised, although I am surprised that they would arrest him for this since, polygamy and temporary marriages are an integral part of Islam.
What I found most amusing was the fact that before his arrest he had been in charge of a moralization program for the city, how is that for a dose of hypocrisy ?

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