Iran: Over three hundred women who oppose mandatory Hijab have been arrested
Mullah Fattahi issued a Hijab warning on September 2 at 6 p.m. when confronted by two women in the county’s central district of Abhar, Zanjan Province. He warned the women to be careful what they wore! When the two women heard the Hijab warning, they collided with the cleric, according to state-run mojerasa.
According to the Secretary of Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil (EGFE) Headquarters, more than half of the women were improperly veiled. As reported by the state-run Mehr News Agency, on August 19, he stated that a woman with one strand of hair exposed is a criminal and should be arrested. “Unfit laws primarily prevent the establishment of the chastity and hijab issue,” he said, confirming further repression of women.
He even claimed that separating girls and boys helps science advance! “What’s the problem with university gender segregation?”
Bahman Kargar, the former deputy Commander of the State Security Force (SSF), thanked his staff and said, “We must kiss the police hands who deal with hijab-rejection on the streets,” according to the state-run Fars News Agency on August 22.
According to the state-run jahan, the Headquarters for Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil spokesperson announced on September 4 that they had arrested 300 network heads. He stated that the arrests were made with the assistance of the State Security Force and the Intelligence Ministry. According to Seyyed Ali Khan Mohammadi, network leaders are actively combating the Hijab. He claimed they discovered them during inspections of government departments and offices.
Mohammad Reza Nasseri, the mullahs’ supreme leader’s representative in Yazd Province, emphasized the importance of establishing an EGFE organization linked to the judiciary. Mohammad Reza Nasseri discussed the issue with Judiciary Chief Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei.
Nasseri discussed how the EGFE organization can deal with people’s changing attitudes. He considered the setup to address training and legal issues associated with such activities.
The regime employs a variety of methods to oppress Iranian women, including violent confrontations with vice patrols and a ban on providing public services to women who are improperly veiled. State agents also use the subway or city-level cameras to identify improperly veiled women, arrest and imprison them, and fine them.