NCRI – The state-run news agency ISNA reported that on Sunday the commander of State Security Forces’ Internal Security Division in Greater Tehran Brig. Gen. Mohammad Alipour announced that in the past month, 64,000 “mal-veiled” women were reprimanded.
Alipour said, “In one month, 63,963 mal-veiled women were either warned or reprimanded, and 1,149 vehicles whose occupants were either mal-veiled or creating noise pollution were confiscated.”
The NCRI’s Women’s Committee Chair Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz described these vulgar remarks and the aggression by the regime’s suppressive forces against the country’s women under the pretext of mal-veiling as yet another form of suppression by the regime and an excuse to create fear in society and take control in order to prevent an increase in social protests in which women play a very active role.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
August 28, 2006