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Photos: Morality Police Questioning and Detaining Women in Tehran

07/16/11 Photos by Youness Khani, Mehr News Agency

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"
Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hijab"

Iranian "morality police" has stepped up presence in the capital city. These photos show women in Tehran being stopped, questioned, advised or detained by the police. The authorities had previously announced that "morality police" will hit city streets in greater numbers this summer to confront violations of the Islamic dress code and other public transgressions.

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"



Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab"

Morality police in Tehran questioning or detaining women for "improper hejab" 

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