Iranian police confiscate women’s cars for not wearing a hijab while driving, reports Iran International, adding that “hundreds of cars have already been seized” in Tehran. According to the portal, the intensification of control over compliance with the regulations requiring women to cover their bodies and hair is a consequence of the protests that swept across Iran in 2022.
Iranian police confiscate cars driven by women who do not wear hijabs. Hundreds of vehicles have already been seized, an opposition Iranian website reported on Thursday Iran International. According to his findings, warnings about possible confiscation of vehicles for non-compliance with hijab regulations were previously sent to citizens via text messages.
Police confiscate women’s cars
At the same time, according to the portal, the number of officers checking women’s clothing in public space has increased. In many places surveillance cameras were installedenabling the identification and arrest of a person violating the regulations regarding covering the body and hair.
Companies run by Iranian women who do not cover their hair, as well as employing employees or receiving clients who do not, must take into account the risk of closure of their operations by the authorities.
Death of Mahsa Amini
“Increased enforcement of hijab laws follows the protests that swept across Iran last year following the death of Mahsa Amini,” says Iran International.
22-year-old Mahsa Amini She was detained by Tehran’s morality police for not covering her hair sufficiently. Then, under unclear circumstances, the young woman fell into a coma and died. During the demonstrations that broke out later, several hundred people probably lost their lives as a result of the security forces’ repression.
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