New hijab crackdown launched in Tehran
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||27 April 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, New hijab crackdown launched in Tehran, 27 April 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fab7167c.html [accessed 27 March 2017]|
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April 27, 2012
Sajedinia was quoted by Iranian news agencies as saying that police will go after clothing manufacturers and companies that import dresses deemed inappropriate.
He said authorities also will pursue individuals who wear the clothing.
The hijab became compulsory following the 1979 revolution.
With reporting by the Mehr news agency and RFE/RL's Radio Farda