“The police official also warned online clothing retailers that display their products in an un-Islamic fashion.”
Not stopping at imprisoning and torturing women for refusing to wear Sharia-mandated hijab, the Iranian regime is now cracking down on ‘indecently dressed’ mannequins in shops, the Iranian state-controlled media reported. Iranian police are screening shop windows for any violation of the Sharia dress-code and shutting down retailers found in violation. They also “warned online clothing retailers that display their products in an un-Islamic fashion,” news reports say.
Iranian women are forced to follow the strict Islamic dress-code put in place by the regime once it grabbed power in 1979. Women taking off the hijab, the mandatory Islamic headscarf, in defiance of the Sharia Law, can face rape, torture, and long prison terms in Iran.
The Czech Republic-based Radio Free Europe reported the Iranian crackdown on ‘un-Islamic’ dress-code:
A Tehran Police official on Friday said indecently dressed mannequins that weaken “the culture of modesty and hijab” and “promote immorality” will be removed by the police from shop windows.
Colonel Nader Moradi, Deputy Commander of the Greater Tehran Police for Supervision of Commercial Venues, said the Police will implement its program to “regulate clothing retailers” in Tehran from Saturday. Implementation of the program will continue until the Iranian New Year holidays which start on March 21, the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) quoted him as saying.
Women’s clothing in Tehran’s many shops and shopping centers is often displayed on headless dummies with bare legs, arms and even shoulders. Women cannot appear in public wearing the same attire.
The Police Colonel said the rules and regulations have already been explained to clothing retailers and to implement the program officers in charge of supervision of public venues will continuously visit retail shops, remove the mannequins and shut down the shops that have infringed.
In August 2019, The regime sentenced a women rights activist for 24 years, including 15 for “spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab.” 20-year-old Saba Kord Afshari had refused to wear the hijab in public. In an attempt to intimidate other Iranian women from taking Afshari’s example, the regime made a video of her confessing to the “crime.” Vida Movahed, who became the iconic symbol of the 2017 anti-hijab protests for climbing up on a utility box and waving her hijab on a stick, was handed down a one-year prison sentence for her defiance.
In the name of enforcing Islamic law and silencing women opposing the regime, Tehran systemically deploys rape and torture. According to women imprisoned in Iranian jails, the prison guards hand out condoms to criminals to rape female inmates opposed to the regime. “In various cells inside the prison, rape has become a common act and acceptable,” a jailed anti-regime critic, Mehdi Mahmoudian, revealed in her letters smuggled out of prison in 2009. “Criminals are repeatedly seen with condoms in hand, hunting for their victims,” a relative of a female inmate disclosed. Similar allegations of rape and torture of women inmates also surfaced in the wake of the November 2019 anti-regime protests, the U.S. State Department confirmed.
Despite the brutal repression by the regime, brave Iranian men and women rose up again in November 2019. The security forces led by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), regime’s dreaded military arm, murdered over a thousand people and arrested thousands more, many of them women, for taking part in the latest wave of anti-regime protests.
Needless to say, Western feminists, busy fighting traces of patriarchy and “toxic masculinity” on college campuses and in their work place, couldn’t be bothered to stand in solidarity with their courageous Iranian sisters defying the regime’s Sharia diktats.
‘Iranian woman sentenced to 24 years in prison for removing hijab’
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