Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensify

Iran arrests 29 women as headscarf protests intensifyTehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code in force since the Islamic revolution of 1979 intensify, Iranian media reported Friday. Chief prosecutor Mohammad Jafar Montazeri had played down the escalating protests on Wednesday, saying they were “trivial” and “childish” moves possibly incited by foreigners. Montazeri said those flouting “hijab” rules — which require headscarves and modest clothing — must have been encouraged by outsiders.



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