Iran | The judiciary considers it obligatory to wear the hijab

(Tehran) The Public Prosecutor announced that the Iranian parliament and the judiciary are working on the issue of forcing women to wear the hijab, promising quick results, without specifying in what direction this law can be amended.


Iran connaît des troubles depuis la mort de Mahsa Amini, une Kurde Iranianne de 22 ans decede le 16 september his son arrest by the police des murs for avoir enfreint the code vestimentaire of the Republique Islam, imposant aux femmes de porter le voile en public.

Since then, Iranian women have led the protests, chanting anti-government slogans, removing their veils and being burned.

The Supreme National Security Council said on Saturday that “more than 200 people” had been killed in two and a half months of protests. This number includes, according to the official IRNA news agency, “the dead civilians, security forces, and victims of clashes between opposition groups, rioters, and anti-revolutionary and separatist groups.”

Last Monday, Major General Amir Ali Hajzadeh of the Revolutionary Guards announced that more than 300 people had been killed.

The council further estimates that the extent of the damage amounts to “thousands of billions of riyals (one dollar equals 31,500 riyals).”

On Friday, the ISNA news agency quoted Attorney General Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri as saying that “the House of Representatives and the judiciary are working.” He did not specify what could be changed in the law, especially since ultra-conservative President Ebrahim Raisi has already imposed new restrictions on clothing.

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The veil became compulsory in Iran in 1983, four years after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. “To spread the culture of etiquette and veil.”

The Public Prosecutor announced a soon date for the results of the compulsory veil-wearing exam. “For example, we held a meeting with the Parliament’s Cultural Committee on Wednesday, and we will see the results within a week or two,” he said in a speech in Qom, south of Tehran.

This hard-line conservative called on “the families of the martyrs” and the “hawza” (seminars for the study of Shiite Islamic values) to ask the executive bodies to take action in combating the disobedience of wearing the veil.

For his part, President Raisi said, on Saturday, in Tehran during a conference: “Our constitution has firm and unwavering values ​​and principles. […] But there are ways to implement the constitution that can be changed.”

Since Mohsaa Amini’s death and the protests that followed, more and more women have begun to bare their heads, especially in upscale northern Tehran.

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