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Iran: Eighty boutiques shutdown in Hamedan

Sealing off business units NCRI – Eighty boutiques dealing with Tanakora outfits, a martial arts style outfit popular among youths in Iran, were shutdown by the State Security Forces (SSF) – mullahs' suppressive police – in the western city of Hamedan on Monday.

Most of these shops were owned by elderly citizens and their only source of income was their businesses.

Sealing off business unitsNCRI – Eighty boutiques dealing with Tanakora outfits, a martial arts style outfit popular among youths in Iran, were shutdown by the State Security Forces (SSF) – mullahs' suppressive police – in the western city of Hamedan on Monday.

Most of these shops were owned by elderly citizens and their only source of income was their businesses.

The mullahs' local officials used Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Special Units to seal off the small merchants' shops.

Some of the shop owners resisting the suppressive measures by the SSF were arrested and transferred to prison.

On February 7, Brig. Gen. Reza Zarei then Chief of the State Security Forces (SSF) in Tehran province announced new measures to ban deliberately torn and cut blue jeans as well as worn-out outfits. 

"Unfortunately, there is bad news reaching SSF switchboard about selling of such outwears to public," said Zarei in a press conference on Wednesday.

"SSF agents are strictly ordered to stop sell of such items throughout the greater metropolitan Tehran," added Zarei.

"The police have already confiscated 92,000 pieces of such outfits since it was first detected in boutiques," he said.

Since last April and the start of a plan called "boosting public security" hundreds of thousands of citizens have been the subject of street arrests, jail terms and other forms of public insults in Iran.