The misogynic Iranian regime publicly flogged a female prisoner on April 27 in Golpayegan County, Esfahan Province.
The religious fascism ruling Iran has intensified repression in the recent weeks to control the society and as usual women are bearing the brunt of this pressure and repression.
Accordingly, Tehran’s suppressive security forces announced on April 16 a new round of repression upon the pretext of battling mal-veiling: “Since this morning, police officers in the form of various patrols have been deployed in various sections of the capital and will confront mal-veiling and lack of hijab inside vehicles…” (ISNA state news agency – April 16).
On April 18, Hossein Sajedinia, commander of Tehran’s security forces, reported of a 7000 strong clandestine police dubbed ‘intangible patrol’. He announced the complete authority of these force and speaking on their responsibilities noted, “This 7000 police force, is trained and they are also judicial guards and are skilled to carry out these acts.”
Sadeq Larijani, head of regime’s judiciary, threatened women with punishment and said: “All those who break the norms due to ignorance or mistake should know that they are obliged to observe the rights of others; and even if they personally don’t believe in a law, they still need to observe it. Mal-veiling or lack of hijab is a crime and its punishment is specified by the law.” (Jam-e Jam – April 25)
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, National Council of Resistance Chair of Women’s Committee, condemned the brutal and medieval measures against women and noted: “The antihuman and misogynic mullahs’ regime is attempting to rein in social protests by ratcheting up repression and resorting to these oppressive schemes. Women always play a prominent role in these protests and are its vanguards and the principal force behind them. However, Iranian women and the youth should stand up against this medieval brutality to neutralize it and confront regime’s oppressive schemes to force the regime to retreat.”
Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 29, 2016