Ira­nian women con­tinue protests against com­pul­sory hi­jab, de­spite prison warn­ings

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Tehran: Ira­nian women are con­tin­u­ing to share videos of them­selves tak­ing off their head­scarves in pub­lic, de­spite au­thor­i­ties threat­en­ing 10 years in jail for do­ing so.

Masih Aline­jad, 42, a self-ex­iled Ira­nian jour­nal­ist now based in New York, started a so­cial me­dia cam­paign in 2014 en­cour­ag­ing women in Iran to share self­por­traits with­out the Is­lamic veil, which she then shares on her Face­book page, ‘My Stealthy Free­dom’.

She said sup­port­ers of the move­ment had con­tin­ued to send her pic­tures and videos after Tehran’s Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Court said on Monday that they could face up to 10 years in prison.

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