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Iran Beach Blitz Sees 7,000 Police Deployed For Hijab Checks

ADH Staff WriterJune 7, 2024
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Iran launches extreme police campaign, with hijab enforcement as top priority as summer approaches.

Deploying 7,000 police officers to monitor the country’s northern beaches.

Ghasem Rezaei, the deputy commander of the police force, announced that these officers are tasked with “controlling the beaches and recreation areas and maintaining order,” with a particular focus on ensuring compliance with the nation’s mandatory hijab law.

Rezaei warned that any “deviation” from government-imposed norms will be met with legal consequences.

Each summer, as temperatures rise, the enforcement of hijab regulations by the police intensifies in Iran.

Despite the government’s strict mandates, a growing movement of civil disobedience persists, with many women increasingly appearing in public without a hijab in protest against the restrictive laws.

Ahmadreza Radan, the commander-in-chief of the police force, has previously announced the implementation of electronic surveillance on the northern beaches, indicating a broader crackdown to monitor and control beachgoers.

This intensified enforcement comes in the wake of widespread protests in 2022, triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody for allegedly not wearing her hijab properly.

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