Enforcers

Two Iranian women fined $300 for “bad hijabs”

An Iranian woman walks past the British embassy. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

An Iranian official has said that two women have been fined 9 million rials ($300) for not wearing the mandatory hijab properly in public. Since the 1979 revolution, women in Iran have been required to wear the scarf, covering head and neck. While the dress code has been interpreted loosely in recent years, religious police have continued to enforce it. This month, for example, the chief of the Iranian traffic police warned that women could have their car impounded if they were seen driving with an improperly fixed hijab.

Read the full story at The Independent.

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