Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code
FILE - In this file photo taken on Martch 9, 2017, a woman walks past an artwork of American artist Andy Warhol, The American Indian Series (Russell Means), at Museum of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran. Police in Iran's capital say they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code imposed since the 1979 revolution. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

TEHRAN, Iran/December 28, 2017  (AP)(STL.News) —Police in Iran’s capital say they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code imposed since the 1979 revolution.

The reformist daily Sharq on Thursday quoted Gen. Hossein Rahimi, the Tehran police chief, as saying “those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centres, nor will judicial cases be filed against them.”

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says violators will instead be made to attend classes given by police. It says repeat offenders could still be subject to legal action.

Younger and more liberal-minded Iranian woman has long pushed the boundaries of the official dress code, wearing loose headscarves that don’t fully cover their hair and painting their nails, drawing the ire of conservatives.

By Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (JS)

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