Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Iran prosecutor calls headscarf protests 'childish'

Second woman 'arrested' in Tehran for hijab protest Authorities Arrest Second Anti-Headscarf Demonstrator In Iran
Elsie Buchanan | 03 February, 2018, 02:01

Their support of hijab protesters are part of a wider movement in Iran resisting the Islamic law, which dictates that women must cover their hair in public.

Some have posted hijab-less photos on a Facebook page founded by exiled journalist Masih Alinejad, whose call for women to wear white scarves and protest the hijab on Wednesdays appears to have been behind Movahedi's protest.

Last month, a widely shared smartphone image (the main image above) showed a young woman protesting on the same telecoms box on Enghelab Street in the centre of the Iranian capital.

Although her protest and was in women's demonstrations, the image of her act of resistance quickly spread online.

Another woman protested against the obligatory headscarf in Iran on Monday, she and another lady were arrested witnesses tell me. Although they were not directly linked, her action embodied the aspirations of a movement of young Iranians frustrated with the lack of social and political freedoms.

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A prominent human rights lawyer told AFP on Tuesday that one of the detained women had her bail set at more than $100,000 (80,000 euros). "This Revolution proved to the world that people can govern over their own fate", asserted the Iranian head of state, on days approaching the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran which put an end to 2500 year old monarchy in Iran in favor of a long-waited democracy.

The identity of the second woman has not been revealed, but the New York Times' Tehran correspondent, Thomas Erdbrink, reported that she had been arrested.

Referring to the avenue where the woman took off her headscarf, Sotoudeh wrote: "The girl of the Enghelab Avenue has been released". Despite this, a growing number of women in Iran continue to defy the government's encroachment on policing women's bodies by getting creative with their hijab and of the law.

Her actions sparked similar protests in Tehran with three other women taking off their headscarves and holding it on a stick.

Social media postings Monday showed at least five women in Iran protesting the obligatory Muslim headscarf by taking theirs off and waving them on sticks. Despite the fear of reprisals, millions of women in Iran defy the restrictions on a daily basis.

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