Tehran, Iran - Three brothels, including one set up in a school, have been shut down near the Iranian capital by members of the Islamist Basij militia, the student news agency Isna reported on Tuesday.
"One of these places was in a boy's high school, whose caretaker used the place after school to serve his costumers," a local police commander in charge of fighting vice, Colonel Ferydoun Azizmohammadi, was quoted as saying.
He said a total of seven men and five women were arrested in the three raids in the town of Islamshahr, 50 kilometres south-west of Tehran. A number of compact discs, video cassettes and cellular phones were confiscated.
Crimes related to running or visiting a brothel in the Islamic Republic of Iran are usually punishable by lashes, fines or prison terms. - Sapa-AFP