Iran jails woman for removing headscarf in public

BBC News reports: “An Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil to protest against a mandatory hijab law has been sentenced to two years in prison, prosecutors say.

The woman, who has not been officially named, was found guilty of ‘encouraging moral corruption’, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi said.

He added that 21 months of the woman’s sentence had been suspended and that she was in need of medical treatment.

It follows dozens of similar arrests of Iranian women in recent weeks.

Most of those detained for defying the country’s strict law on appearing in public in a headscarf have been released without charge…”

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