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Iran: Increasing suppression under the pretext of “mal-veiling”

The misogynistic regime ruling Iran under the pretext of mal-veiling is trying to increase suppression of women and youths

NCRI – Commander of Greater Tehran’s State Security Forces (SSF), Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Radan said, “In next few days, we will embark on solving the mal-veiling problem…wearing short-legged pants, using small scarves which do not cover hair completely, wearing tight garments or the ones which make body transparent are forbidden for ladies and the SSF units will prevent such clothing [in public].” 

He brazenly added, “The public opinion polls in Tehran show that 93 percent of the citizens demand that the SSF reports such mal-veiling [among women].”

NCRI’s Women’s Committee Chair Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz said, “The term “mal-veiling” has been invented by the mullahs’ regime as a pretext for suppressing and discriminating against women. The majority of women want a regime change and establishment of a democratic system in Iran.”

She added, “The desperate Iranian regime is unable to combat the popular uprisings and demonstrations which women have a special role in them. With such excuses as mal-veiling, the regime is trying to extent the suppression of women in the society.”

Ms. Chitsaz mentioned that the most ludicrous claim Radan made, however is that he stated that 93 percent of citizens in Tehran ask for mal-veiling of women to be reported publicly.

 She reiterated that Radan and other leaders of the regime by advertising such bogus statistics are attempting to cover the official figure that 94 percent of Iranian people want a regime change. In fact people in Iran want regime change. Such undertaking will have an important role for women in its course.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 8, 2007