سه شنبه ۲۵ مهر ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۰۷:۵۰
RIGHTS: Police Begins New Campaign to Enforce Islamic Dress and Behavior Codes
By dispatching newly graduated female officers to the streets, the Islamic Republic law enforcement forces began a new campaign to root out what they call "improper" dress and makeup of women. A Tehran journalist tells Radio Farda that she has been scornfully and offensively scolded by a woman police officer over her outfit. A new round of enforcement of Islamic restrictions on women and young people began last week, with female officers stationed in Tehran openly giving notices and warnings to women who appear not to be following strict codes of dress and makeup. In some cases, women found to be wearing cropped pants have been punished by flagging.
Law enforcement chief Sardar Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said police will fight against “bad hejab” women, or improperly attired women.
The MPs of the new conservatives-dominated Majles support the new campaign and have spoken of drafting new laws to enforce Islamic dress and behavior codes.
The first thing the new Majles discussed after convening was the women’s dress code, Tehran-based journalist Maryam Mahammdi tells Radio Farda's broadcaster Farin Asemi.
She described the veiled uniforms of the new policewomen stationed in Tehran, which covers them head to toe. Their ranking appears on patches sewn to the cuffs of their shirts’ sleeves, she adds. The new policewomen are gratuades of the police academy, she adds.
“Just today, one of these new policewomen scolded me scornfully and offensively over my outfit,” she adds.