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Iranian man throws yoghurt at women because 'they weren't wearing hijabs'

Telegraph, 01 Apr 2023
An Iranian man throws yoghurt at a teenage girl and her mother because 'they weren't wearing hijabs'.

Women Across Iran are defying the Iranian regime by refusing to wear hijabs. NPR reports that while the hijab remains the official law in Iran, many women around the country are removing them in protest.

The movement comes in the wake of anti-government protests following the killing of Mahsa Amini while in police custody. The 22-year-old Kurdish woman had been arrested for improperly wearing her hijab. NPR reports that the government responded to the protests with a brutal crackdown.

According to rights groups, hundreds of people were killed, while thousands of others were arrested. Previously, Iran's hijab law was enforced by the government's morality police.

NPR reports that there appears to be a pause in the government's typical enforcement approach since last fall. "I think the government really is putting itself at risk if it chooses to reinforce the hijab law in a very draconian way." According to Sanam Vakil, deputy director of the Middle East and North Africa program at Chatham House,

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