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  • Updated: April 08, 2023

Iran Installs Cameras To Monitor, Punish Women Without Scarfs

Iran Installs Cameras To Monitor, Punish Women Without Scarf

A woman inspects a headscarf at a market in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, (AP File Photo)

Iranian authorities are setting up cameras in public places to identify and penalize women not abiding by the country's dress code.

After they have been identified, violators will receive "warning text messages as to the consequences,” police said in a statement.

The move is aimed at "preventing resistance against the hijab law,” said the statement.

It added that such resistance tarnishes the country’s spiritual image and spreads insecurity.

A growing number of Iranian women have dropped their hijabs since the death of a 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police last September.

Mahsa Amini had been detained for allegedly violating the headscarf rule.

Under Iranian law, imposed after the 1979 revolution, women are obliged to cover their hair and wear long, loose-fitting clothes to disguise their figures.


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