Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dress crackdown in Iran

Of all the atrocious crimes and injustice that the Iranian regime perpetrates toward the Iranian people, this one disgusts me the most since it blatantly violates one of our most basic human rights although many of our rights and freedoms, as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, simply do not exist under mullahs at all. Such behaviour, however, does prove once and again that this anachronistic, excuse of a regime in Iran belongs to the Middle Ages:

AP-TEHRAN, Iran With the arrival of spring, Iranian police have launched a crackdown against women accused of not covering up enough, arresting nearly 300 women, some for wearing too tight an overcoat or letting too much hair peek out from under their veil, authorities said Monday.

...Any of those styles could bring warnings or detention from the anti-vice police in the current sweep, which began Saturday. So far, 278 women have been detained, 231 of whom were released after they signed papers promising they wouldn't appear "inadequately dressed in public," police spokesman Col. Mahi Ahmadi told The Associated Press Monday.

Another 3,548 women have been given "warnings and Islamic guidance," without being detained, Ahmadi said. Twelve men have also been detained for "not observing the proper Islamic dress code" by wearing tight pants or short-sleeve shirts, he said.