Tehran court fined a girls $260 for ‘poor hijab’

Tehran court fined a girls $260 for ‘poor hijab’


A Tehran court has fined two girls $260 for breaking the Islamic dress code by not wearing their required hijabs (headscarves) correctly in the road, a judicial official was quoted on Wednesday as saying.

When in public, even foreigners, all girls in Iran, are needed to wear.

But since the mid-1990s, there is a slow loosening of the dress code despite ongoing efforts by authorities to apply it.

In a few affluent neighbourhoods of northern Tehran, a city of 12 million, it’s not unusual to view women’s scarves around their shoulders.