NCRI – August 20, 2013 – The Iranian regime’s security forces have told women they face arrest for being ‘badly veiled’ while on recreational boats this summer.
The warning is a sign that there will be no relaxing of the strict dress codes for women under new president of the Iranian regime, Hassan Rouhani’s rule.
The Deputy Commander of Iranian regime’s border police Ahmad Garavand told the state-run ISNA news agency on August 18: “If sea patrol agents observe badly dressed women, they will hand them over to law enforcement agents.
“We are watching recreational vessels and will deal with offenders. To do this, we have ski-jets available to observe the recreational vessels.
“We deal with badly dressed women in recreational boats in the same way we deal with them in cars.”
Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Ahmadi Moqaddam had previously told the state-run Mehr news agency: “The time has not come for women to put aside their veils. There has been no change in the status of the women’s hijab as Rouhani takes office.”
And Colonel Massoud Zahedian, chief of the Moral Security police, reminded women there were now 27 institutions within the regime monitoring and controlling how women wear the hijab in public.
He added: “The security forces will monitor women’s wearing of the hijab in public places by using cameras and filming them.”