Iran arrests 29 women who removed head scarves, claims they were ‘tricked’ by social media

Iran arrests 29 women who removed head scarves, claims they were ‘tricked’ by social media

by WorldTribune Staff, February 2, 2018 Iranian police have arrested 29 women who removed their hijabs in the latest wave of protests against the country’s strict modesty laws. The protests are part of what organizers are calling the “White Wednesdays” movement where women take to the streets without wearing the required Islamic veils. The Islamic […]

Iran reportedly releases woman who took stand against compulsory veiling during protests

Iran reportedly releases woman who took stand against compulsory veiling during protests

by WorldTribune Staff, January 29, 2018 “The girl of Enghelab Street,” whose stand in Teheran last month against wearing the mandatory head scarf went viral on social media, has been released after being held in detention, a human rights lawyer said. The woman, whose name has not been made public, has been released by Iranian […]

Iran’s Rouhani asserts ‘human dignity’ over authority of new ‘Morality Police’

Iran’s Rouhani asserts ‘human dignity’ over authority of new ‘Morality Police’

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is questioning the authority of the 7,000 undercover “Morality Police” who are tasked with reporting women for not wearing a full Islamic hijab and citizens who play loud music in their cars. Rouhani said such decisions should not be made by the government. “Our first duty is to […]

Iranians outraged over new 7,000-member morality police network

Iranians outraged over new 7,000-member morality police network

Special to WorldTribune.com Iranians have takne to social media to blast the country’s new 7,000-strong network of morality police. “Even KGB did not have 7,000 spies across the world,” a citizen tweeted. Related: Saudi religious police ordered to be ‘kinder, gentler’, April 14, 2016 Teheran’s police chief announced on April 18 that the new unit […]