29 women arrested in Tehran over compulsory hijab


Published: 2018-02-02 13:43

Last Updated: 2024-06-13 18:51

a photo from Iran (The Guardian)
a photo from Iran (The Guardian)

Iranian police in Tehran have arrested 29 women for being “deceived” into participating in protests against compulsory hijab law in Iran, according to Britain’s the Guardian.

Women across the country have been demonstrating against hijab by climbing onto telecom boxes, taking off their headscarves and waving them in the air.

Iranian women have been fighting against the hijab for about forty years, but the new protests have grabbed more attention and opened a debate about personal freedoms there.

“Following calls by satellite channels under a campaign called White Wednesdays, 29 of those who had been deceived to remove their hijab have been arrested by the police,” the semi-official Tasnim news, which is affiliated to the elite Revolutionary Guards, reported on Thursday, referring that the demonstrations were instigated from outside.