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Neue Zürcher Zeitung: In Iran it is time opponents of the hijab

«The Iranian regime has managed to hold large demonstrations. However, almost every day there are stocks of young women Baring their heads in public places and waving a hijab,» reports the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

So, on 27 December, a similar action was organized by Species Movahedi. It was a «quiet but strong protest against the forced wearing of a headscarf in her own country,» writes the author Christoph Werner.

Soon Movahedi arrested. The woman in Iran appears on the street without a headscarf, faces a prison sentence of from 10 days to 2 months, the publication reports.

In the Internet there are more new videos of women from different cities, who with bare head waving a white handkerchief, says the publication.

«One of the most impressive videos of protests against the wearing of hijab is a video of an elderly woman. Bending over, she with evident difficulty climbs up on the edge of the fountain to be waving a white handkerchief,» – writes the journalist.

«The growing insubordination of the «revolutionary women» is clearly concerned about the theocratic regime», – said the author. Thus, the attorney General of Iran Mohammad Jafar, Montazeri said that women are «childish, ignorant and under foreign influence,» and promised that the government will punish violators of the law.

«The main question is whether the regime to stop the feminist revolt,» says the author, because, according to the Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, the struggle of Iranian women against the hijab began during the Islamic revolution of 1979.

On the page My Stealthy Freedom («My secret freedom») published in Facebook has thousands of video and photos depicting women who dared to go outside without a scarf. «This will be a living archive of the brave people who, despite the threat of imprisonment, dare to take to the streets» – the author writes in conclusion.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung: In Iran it is time opponents of the hijab 02.02.2018

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