Moral Police Impound Cars over “Bad Hijab”
May 25, 2010
RAHANA – Officers from the Emergency Unit and the Moral Security Police cracked down on young Iranian men and women to enforce a government program that aims to fight “chastity offenders.” During the operation, at least 30 cars were impounded and their passengers were given receipts to reclaim their vehicles at the Emergency Unit later.
The joint operation was conducted on Golbarg Avenue in East Tehran and involved a large number of officers. The officers stopped any car that, in their view, was causing trouble for women or was carrying passengers who were improperly dressed.
The operation drew the attention of local residents who were then warned by officers to leave the scene of the roadblock.
Arrest of 20 young men and women for “bad hijab”
Iran News Agency (INA)- On May 23, 2010 at 3:00pm, government officials brutally arrested 20 young women and men for wearing “bad hijab.” The arrested citizens were taken to an unknown location. The incident took place in an ice cream shop located on Vali Asr Street, near Vanak Square, in front of Oskan Complex.
Mashhad Attorney General: “Bad hijab” women will be fined up to $30,000 USD
Monday May 24, 2010
According to Fars News, Mahmoud Zoghi, the Attorney General for the city of Mashhad, stated in a news conference that “bad hijab” women will be fined up to $30,000 USD. The fine which went into effect in March 2010 also applies to men (as he claims) who engage in immoral public behavior.
Zoghi also asked to create a forbidden area in Imam Reza’s sanctuary that is closed off to corrupt and immoral people.