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» 11/13/2007
IRAN
Teheran cracks down on “moral vices”
The death of a girl, arrested by Iranian police because she was in the company of a male friend, is declared a “suicide”. Iran’s Supreme Leader approves the list of “vices” to be fought, among them makeup and hats.

Teheran (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Iran’s government daily’s today published a list of moral vices which police are called to counter, among them make up and hats in the place of veils.  The officers added that they are also bent on cracking down on “decadent” films, drugs and alcohol.

This is the latest move in a ferocious campaign against non Islamic customs, the harshest of the last ten years.  Moreover it has confirmed the support of the nations’ Supreme Leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who last week urged the public security authority to combat “social vices”.

In the last six months, tens of thousands of women have been arrested or “warned” by police regarding their dress. Only yesterday, a girl died in prison where she had been taken by police for not having respected Islamic morals.

The girl was arrested because she was found in the company of a boy in a park.  According to the police the girl committed suicide, but this theory is doubted by reformist press and one deputy.

 


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See also
06/17/2008 IRAN
Women-only park opened in Tehran
04/20/2007 IRAN
Islamic veil: one million stopped, 10 thousand charged
by Dariush Mirzai
10/21/2008 KUWAIT
Two female Kuwaiti ministers risk "dismissal" for not wearing the veil
05/15/2006 IRAN
Compulsory "national" dress, smoking ban and no women in stadiums
by Dariush Mirzai
07/16/2007 IRAN
Fashionable chadors to encourage women to conform to Islamic dress code

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