Threats to personal freedoms in Iran remain.
Iranian officials have reportedly seized thousands of cars from women who were deemed to be driving without their hair properly covered.
Rules which made headlines around the world a few months ago require women to wear headscarves at all times while driving, or risk being pulled over.
Then, the head of Tehran’s traffic police Brigadier General Teymour Hosseini warned women who loosened their hijab or weren’t wearing one at all could lose their vehicles.
According to the AFP News Agency, Hosseini was quoted on Tuesday as saying officials had recorded more than 40,000 “cases of bad hijab” since March.
“In most cases, the cars were impounded and cases were referred to the judiciary,” he said, according to the ISNA news agency.
Those who were pulled over also faced potential cash fines. (Independent – December 20, 2015)