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Women who do not wear a hijab in Tehran will no longer be arrested!

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Last week, authorities in Iran’s capital Tehran announced they would no longer arrest women who walk around in public without the proper head coverings.

“Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers, nor will judicial cases be filed against them,” Tehran police chief General Hossein Rahimi said on Thursday, December 28, according to local media reports.

A small step for women’s rights in Iran. While the country has been agitated since December 28 by demonstrations against the government of President Hassan Rohani, this easing of the regulations relating women’s public dress code  marks a small victory.

Compulsory hijab has been a law in Iran since the 1979 revolution when women have been forced to cover their hair and wear long loose fitting clothing. Instead of being placed under arrest by morality police or issued fines for “bad hijabs,” as has often been the case in the past, women will henceforth be forced to attend Islam educational classes.

In Iran, some women have long protested against the forced dress code.  As did this young woman in the footage (below) who is seen silently waving a white flag during anti-government protests in the capital Tehran on the same day the relaxation of regulations was announced.

The video of the woman’s ‘heroic’ gesture was posted on Twitter and went viral. Many people on social media celebrated the woman’s protest.

Symbol of Iranian women's resistance, Free her

LE FRANÇAIS SUIT…فيلم جديد را ببينيم و اين دختر را تنها نگذاريم. كاش در تمام تجمع ها و راهپيمايي زنان را حاميان قوي داشتند تا مثل اين زن تنها و يكه مجبور نشوند نمادِ اجبار را دور بياندازند. On Wednesday Iran's police chief said if a woman's headscarf falls off “accidentally” the women will not be arrested but sent to educational classes. In Today’s Iran no one takes off their headscarves accidentally. As you can see in this video a young woman standing on a plinth in the middle of a busy street without her headscarf and waving a white shawl has become the latest symbol of Iranian women’s struggle against compulsory hijab. Her brave act of defiance, as part of the #WhiteWednesdays campaign is a challenge to the authorities. The police of Iran arrested her on the same day when they promoted their so called moderation. Her fate remains unknown. This is the challenge for the authorities— the Iranian women are pushing for greater rights, far beyond token gestures by police chiefs. As for the brave protester, thousands of Iranian of women are demanding her release. The police are in a bind. #FreeHer#چهارشنبه_های_سفید #whitewednesdaysMercredi dernier le chef de la police iranienne a déclaré que si le voile d'une femme tombait "accidentellement" elle n'en serait plus mise en état d'arrestation mais devrait assister à des cours d'éducation [religieuse].Dans l'Iran d'aujourd'hui, personne ne retire accidentellement son voile.Comme on peut le voir dans cette vidéo, la jeune femme juchée sur un piédestal au milieu d'une rue très fréquentée, debout non voilée et agitant un voile blanc est devenue le plus récent symbole du combat des iraniennes contre le voile obligatoire. Son action revendicatrice courageuse, dans le cadre de la campagne des Mercredis Blancs est un défi aux autorités. La police iranienne l'a arrêtée exactement le jour où elle a présenté son soi-disant assouplissement. Son sort reste inconnu.Voici le défi pour les autorités — les iraniennes poussent pour plus de droits, bien au-delà des gesticulations des chefs de la police.Quant à cette courageuse manifestante, des milliers d'iraniennes demandent sa libération. La police est dans une impasse. #FreeHer

Publié par ‎My Stealthy Freedom آزادی یواشکی زنان در ایران‎ sur vendredi 29 décembre 2017

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