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07/11/12

Iranian authorities crack down on dress code

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The Ahwaz public prosecutor has announced that women will be sentenced to cash fines or imprisonment if they are seen in public disobeying the Islamic dress code.


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The prosecutor's office has reportedly announced that penalties could include up to two months in jail or cash fines of anywhere between 50 and 500,000 rials.

Meanwhile, in Tehran, 53 coffee shops have been shut down as part of the "local security plan."

A Tehran security official told ISNA that the coffee shops have been shut down because they were in violation of Islamic values.

Tehran police announced that Tehran parks will also become subject to security checks.

In recent months, morality police in Tehran and other major cities have become more active in confronting violations of Iran's strict public dress code regulations.

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