Tehran, Iran, Sep. 06 –
Women who violate Iran’s strict
Islamic dress code will be flogged immediately, prosecutor’s offices in
provincial centres announced on Tuesday.
In the central Iranian city of Shahin-Shahr, the prosecutor’s office
posted huge notices on billboards and shop windows warning women that dress
code violators will appear before an Islamic judge immediately after arrest
to receive a sentence, usually 100 lashes in public. The prosecutor will be
demanding maximum penalties, the notice warned.
“Individuals whose state of attire and make-up is against religious laws in
public will be prosecuted without having to first wait in a queue and will
be sentenced to flogging and fines”, the statement said.
“Scarves which do not cover the hair and neck”, “tight overcoats or coats
that which finish above the knees and whose sleeves cover to a point higher
than the wrist”, “tight trousers which do not cover the calf of the leg”,
and “women’s make-up” are all forbidden, according to the statement, which
added that failure to adhere to the dress code would be dealt with
Women whose scarves do not properly cover up their hair will face between
10 days to 10 months in prison, the statement added.