Leila Ziafar arrested for a post against the mandatory Hijab
Security forces arrested Leila Ziafar in Tehran on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, for posting a tweet about the mandatory Hijab.
The family of Leila Ziafar does not even know which agency has arrested her. She was reportedly arrested after leaving her sister’s residence at midnight. Security forces ambushed and arrested her. They later ransacked her residence and confiscated her electronic devices, including her cell phone.
Leila Ziafar has a Ph.D. in the food industry. She was a presenter on the radio but left her job after the November 2019 nationwide protests in Iran.
She posted, “It is impossible that we turn back from the path we paved. To remove the compulsory Hijab and its captivity, we will not let the blood of those slain be trampled.”
The clerical regime has stepped up its suppression of women for defying the compulsory dress code imposed on them by brute force.