Iranian women who disobey hijab law will face… a warning, then a court appearance


Iran’s anti-hijab protests are still going on, despite a wave of demonstrations that swept the nation following Mahsa Amini’s passing.
Authorities have said that Iranian police will utilise cutting-edge technology in public areas to detect and subsequently punish women who disobey the nation’s tight headscarf law. According to the police, “action will be taken to identify people who violate norms by using tools and smart cameras in public spaces and thoroughfares.” The proof and warning messages will then be sent to those who have broken the hijab law in order to “inform them about the legal consequences of repeating this crime.”

Since a wave of protests that followed the death in detention of Kurdish-Iranian Mahsa Amini for reportedly not wearing her hijab properly engulfed the nation, women in Iran have continued to flout the hijab law.

According to Iran’s police commander, Ahmad-Reza Radan, “people who remove their veil will be identified by using smart equipment starting next Saturday.”

The police chief stated that anyone who take off their hijab in public areas will first receive a warning before being brought before the courts as a next course of action. Car owners will also receive an SMS warning if any of their passengers disobey the dress code, he said.

He added that if the act is committed again, their vehicles will be seized. Mahsa Amini passed away on September 16, three days after being detained by the “morality police,” which sparked nationwide protests.

The police stated in a different statement that they would not put up with “any individual or collective behaviour and actions that are contrary to the law.”

Iranian judiciary chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i had before stated that removing the hijab “amounts to enmity towards values and people who commit such abnormality will be punished.”

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