Israel National News reports: “Iranian women who flout the strict Islamic dress code mandating head coverings and modest clothing would face up to 10 years’ prison under a new bill passed on Wednesday, reports the AFP news agency.
The push to step up penalties comes a year after a wave of protests sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for allegedly breaching the rules.
Since then, a growing number of Iranian women have been seen in public without hijab head scarves or observing the rules against clothes that are deemed too tight-fitting or otherwise revealing.
Iran’s legislature approved ‘the ‘Support for the Culture of Hijab and Chastity’ bill for a trial period of three years,’ the official IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday…”
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