Authorities in Iran Allegedly Send Threatening Messages to Enforce Mandatory Hijab

World 21:00 13.06.2024

Reports have emerged from Isfahan, Iran, alleging that government authorities are sending threatening messages to citizens, pressuring them to comply with the country's mandatory hijab laws.

According to Ednews, several local sources in Iran have confirmed the issuance of these messages. The targets are individuals, particularly women, who are seen in public without adhering to the mandatory hijab dress code.

Dadban, a counseling and legal education center for activists, stated that people spotted in "free clothes" are being identified through surveillance cameras. These individuals then receive messages that include their full names and the registration numbers of their private vehicles, allegedly from certain authorities.

The center noted that some women, after receiving these intimidating messages, sought legal advice and were told to disregard the warnings.

This development highlights the ongoing tension and enforcement measures surrounding the hijab laws in Iran, as authorities continue to uphold strict dress codes in the face of resistance from sections of the populace.
 
 
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