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Systematic suppression of Iranian women

NCRI – Last night, chief of the State Security Forces (SSF) in Greater Tehran, Brig. Gen. Ahmad-Reza Radan, said, “[Street] mannequins are stooges for others,” the state television reported.
He brazenly continued, “If you are planning not to obey the declared dress codes, you must be afraid of the Police. We have publicly announced the official dress codes [for women].

The following are forbidden to wear: short pants, tight dress, headbands in place of scarves, and tight and short garments…Presence of street mannequins are against the code of ethics of the society. After we dealt with the women mannequins then we will turn to young men and what they wear…The police will be swift when it comes to securing the society.” 
Last week, in a clear insult to Tehran residents that their loved ones had been arrested by the SSF units on the charges of “mal-veiling,” Radan said, “Bring some pants for your children to put on and take them home.”

To combat the increasing uprisings and protests, the mullahs’ regime has been using the Revolutionary Guards against the women and youths in the society; the same hooligans who have been suppressing the Iranian people for past quarter of a century.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights organizations to condemn the systematic suppression by the regime under various pretexts such as “mal-veiling” in Iran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 19, 2007

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