Ahmad Jannati, secretary of the Guardian Council has been named the head of the “Promoting Virtue and Prohibiting Vice” crackdown entity. This is the main body in charge of imposing pressure and further crackdown on women and youth.
Mortez Agha-Tehrani, a member of Iran’s so-called parliament, told reporters on 25 August on the sidelines of an open-door session, “With the order issued by parliament speaker Ali Larijani, preparations for the implementation of the ‘promoting virtue and prohibiting vice’ have been paved.”
Jannati is a senior mullah who has always backed crackdown and executions in Iran. His son, Hossein Janati was a member of the PMOI who was executed by the Iranian regime. His father sent his gratitude to Khomeini for the execution of his son.
In an interview aired on state-run TV on October 18, 2014 he referred to the executions back in the 1980s in Iran without any due procedures, saying Khomeini personally supervised the executions. (BoyerNews.com – October 18, 2014)
“When we used to work in the revolution court some people had doubts on executing this or that person. [Khomeini] said don’t hesitate on anyone whose crime is obvious,” Jannati stipulated. (State-run Ana website – August 25, 2015)