Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Iran’s dress code enforcement sweeps now targeting shops, hairdressers

Iran has stepped up its crackdown on ‘un-Islamic’ Western fashions, shuttering scores of shops and hairdressers as part of an annual dress code enforcement sweep that has traditionally only targeted pedestrians, The Associated Press reported Monday.

According to the article, Iranian authorities have acknowledged the closure of 32 shops and hairdressers in Tehran and “said 21 vehicles had been stopped because passengers were breaking dress rules.” No reports of arrests have been disclosed.

Police official Nader Sarkari defended the campaign. “Why should some individuals take it upon themselves to commit an act society has deemed a violation?” he told the official news agency IRNA.

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