Women and people in Iran resisting the veil
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On May 22, 2007
- 5 Comments
This picture is representative of the Islamic regime of Iran’s treatment of women. She was beaten in this way for filming the regime’s thugs harrassing and manhandling women who were ‘improperly veiled.’
An Iranian women’s organisation quoted a cab driver as saying: ‘In the morning, the police tried to drag a girl into their vehicle for improper veiling, but her cries enraged passersby’. The organisation also mentioned a shopkeeper in 7-Tir square in Tehran who said: ‘The secuity agents were harshly questioning three women aged 25- 30 so they reacted. A female agent started pulling a girl’s hand to get her in their vehicle but she resisted. Then, a male security agent attacked the girl. That was when passersby intervened. The girls escaped via a passing car without any veils and torn clothingas a result of the altercation.’
On 20 May, when this happened, later in the evening nearly two thousand people gathered in 7-Tir square to protest.
Here are some more pictures of the regime’s thugs harrassing women for ‘improper veiling’.