Iran Arrests Two More Women For Protesting Compulsory Hijab

Women's dress has been heavily scrutinized in Iran since 1979, when adherence to an Islamic dress code became compulsory

(RFE) - Iranian security officers have arrested two women who protested against the compulsory hijab in Tehran by removing their head scarves in public and waving them while standing on utility boxes.

Shaparak Shadizadeh, one of the two women arrested, was taken into custody on February 21. Her family said she was beaten up during the arrest.

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