Iran official in charge of ‘promoting Islamic values’ suspended over alleged gay sex video

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07/31/2023

An official in Iran in charge of “promoting Islamic values” has reportedly been suspended over an alleged gay sex video. Reza Tsaghati, head of culture and Islamic guidance in Gilan province, was reportedly seen having sex with another man in a video posted online, however the video’s authenticity, and the identities of those in the video, have not been verified, The BBC reported. Tsaghati has been suspended from his position – which reportedly promotes piety and advocates for women wearing the hijab – while authorities investigate.

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