10 things you need to know today: December 5, 2022

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Protests in Iran
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1. Conflicting reports over the status of Iran's morality police

Iran's attorney general, Mohammad-Jafar Montazeri, reportedly said Sunday the country has shut down its controversial morality police and is considering changes to a rule requiring women to wear head coverings in public. The news came after weeks of anti-government protests ignited by the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, after her arrest by the morality police, allegedly because she was wearing her hijab improperly. The state-run Al-Alam television station later pushed back on the claim that the morality police had been disbanded, CNN reported. "No official of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said that the Guidance Patrol has been shut," the station said.

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