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April 8, 2007

Iran TV: Crackdown on Female Attire to Begin Soon

Topics: Iran

Freedom in Iran continues to erode, especially for women:

[...] On 5 April in the New York Post Amir Taheri wrote of an expected crackdown on dissidents in Iran. The leading edge of this crackdown now seems to be taking the form of police pressure those who do not adhere to the Islamic Republic's idea of what constitutes proper attire.

Women are the obvious first target here, and in this report we are told of a new protect to enforce public dress codes, beginning with women. This is happening even though when asked in 2005 as a presidential candidate if he would be imposing stricter enforcement on women's veiling practices if elected, Mahmoud Ahmadinezhad scoffed and said Iran had more important things to worry about!

According to this report an Iranian poll-taker has decided to add "moral security" to the list of Iran's social concerns.

Video and translated excerpts here ...

Posted by Richard at April 8, 2007 8:18 AM

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