Saturday, April 22, 2006

Women's Issues: Iran cracks down on female dress code

Iran is to deploy some 200 extra police in a crack down on women failing to follow the regime's definition of good Islamic dress. The police will target women who reveal ankles, sport thin headscarves or wear short or tight jackets.

Those found to be in breach of Iran's Islamic dress code could face instant penalty fines. Anti-social behaviour such as drugs and people who play loud music.

Gee, it sounds like the Bible Belt