50 member gang
of corruption and prostitution
22 December 2001
50-member gang of corruption and prostitution has been discovered in
the city of Qom, the mullahs' religious headquarters. Some of the
regime's officials are involved in this gang.
to the report of the state news agency, IRNA, Hossein Talebi, head
of the Department of Justice in Qom Province said: Fifty persons had
been arrested in connection with this gang which has had a great
impact in perverting people in this city. Some of the people
arrested were from government organs, for example we have arrested
one of the employees of the Department of Justice and a Bank
head of Qom's Justice Department also said: In light of the presence
of the clergy in this city, such incidents are really a cause of
added: If we neglect our children, we would receive a fatal blow.
said there are hands acting from outside the city of Qom to
undermine the intellectual and cultural foundations of this city. He
said: Foreign enemies want to destroy the intellectual and cultural
atmosphere of this city and spread corruption and liberalism by
distributing obscene CDs and gums bearing pornographic photos.
to this official, corruption gangs in Qom are not limited to this
one example. Other gangs have been previously discovered and
destroyed in this city.