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INU - As reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on August 18, Hossein Sajedi-Nia, Commander of the State Security Forces, announced that "more than 4,400 clothes shops were shut down" just last year "for offering indecent apparel violating public morality.”

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INU - In an August 14 article for the NCRI’s Women’s Committee photographs were displayed on numerous billboards and placards posted in cities across the country.  

In an attempt to impose the compulsory veil on women, they will not be allowed public services if they do not were the head-to-toe black veil or Chador. Iranian women must wear the Chador in order to enter certain places.

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INU- 15 women’s clothing shops have been shut down by Iranian morality police in Hamedan, an act following Iran’s senior cleric’s Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-nejad’s recent sermon that Iranian women who dress in Western fashion, are causing the already dry Zayandeh-rud River “to dry up even further.”

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INU - According to a statement by the National Council for Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Tasnim News Agency, affiliated to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force, reported that at least four clothing production and distribution units in Isfahan, central Iran, have been closed down in an effort to eliminate women’s clothing deemed un-Islamic and incompatible with fundamentalist regulations.

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INU - In a July 27 article in the International Business Times Harriet Sinclair reports that a group of female cyclists were arrested for riding a bike in a public place, in the north-western Iranian city of Marivan. They were forced to sign a pledge promising they will not cycle in public again.

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INU - On Wednesday, new details emerged about the widely reported arrests and prosecutions of Iranian Instagram models, photographers, and others. Although this crackdown, the result of an online sting operation known as Spider II, only became major international news this week, an Iranian human rights group points out that the interrogations leading to 29 criminal cases so far took place mainly between November 2015 and March 2016.

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