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News: Women

Crackdown on “un-Islamic” women’s clothes in Iran

NCRI – The Iranian regime is stepping up pressure on clothes production and distribution lines in a renewed drive to swoop out clothing deemed to be un-Islamic and incompatible with the mullahs’ fundamentalist regulations.

At least four clothing production and distribution units in Isfahan, central Iran, have been closed down in recent days, according to a report on Wednesday, July 27, in the Tasnim News Agency, affiliated to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

Ebrahim Khatabakhsh, the head of the clothes manufacturers’ union in Isfahan, told Tasnim: “Clothes production and distribution lines in Isfahan that do not conform to the standards of the Islamic Republic of Iran are being dealt with.”

He added: "Some of these production units have been ordered to adapt their clothing with Iranian-Islamic culture and standards. There are less smuggled foreign clothes being seen in Isfahan these days."

He added: “One of the plans currently underway is the rounding up of open-front coats (manteaux) with designer patters from clothes stores” in the city.

He said that sting operations by the regime’s so-called “morality police” are continuing throughout the city. “Currently joint inspections are being carried out in the mornings and afternoons until all the areas have been inspected.”

In recent days, the regime’s police have stepped up their repressive measures against women in Iran.

Iran's fundamentalist regime on Tuesday arrested a group of women for riding bicycles in public in the north-western city of Marivan, in Iran’s Kurdistan Province.

The incident took place on July 26 as a group of women were planning to participate in a sports event to cycle from the city's Stadium Square to the Zaribar Lake.

According to eye-witness accounts, suppressive state security forces (police) approached the women and girls and informed them that based on a new government directive cycling by women in public places is barred and considered “unlawful.”

The suppressive forces demanded that the women and girls sign written pledges to not repeat their "violation" of cycling in public.

Several of the women who protested the regime's new misogynist measure were taken into custody, witnesses said.

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