The idea behind the “inciting prostitution” charge is that it is women’s responsibility to prevent men from being tempted. If she takes off her hijab, she is inviting them to be tempted. And that’s tantamount to prostitution, in the Sharia-wracked minds of Khamenei and Rouhani.
“Women protesting against wearing the hijab in Iran will be charged with inciting PROSTITUTION and jailed for up to ten years as regime cracks down on growing dissent,” by Sara Malm, Mailonline, February 27, 2018:
Iranian women protesting the compulsory headscarf by taking off their hijab in public could be facing up to a decade in jail for ‘inciting prostitution’, police has warned.
Authorities in Iran are desperately trying to stem the growing protests across the country against the dress code enforced on women since the Islamic revolution of 1979.
More than 35 women have been arrested in the capital Tehran alone in the past two months, with several reportedly subjected to torture while in custody.
At least two of the arrested protesters, Narges Hosseini and Shaparak Shajarizadeh, are being charged with ‘inciting corruption and prostitution’, Amnesty International reports.
Ms Shajarizadeh was arrested last Wednesday and has reportedly been subjected to beatings in prison.
Activists claim she was also ‘injected with an unknown substance by the prison authorities’ upon her arrest.
Ms Hosseini was arrested just over a month ago and has since been in custody in unknown conditions.
If they are found guilty of inciting corruption and prostitution, they could face up to ten years in prison….
‘Rather than threatening women with jail terms for claiming their human rights, the authorities should immediately abolish the discriminatory, abusive and degrading laws and practices of compulsory veiling.’
The recent wave of defiance started with Vida Movahed, a 31-year-old mother-of-one whose protest and subsequent arrest on December 27 became headline news all over the world.
A video showing her calmly waving her white hijab tied to a stick above the crowds in the Iranian capital, went viral on social media.
Ms Movahed, who became known as The Girl In Enghelab Street, was released over the weekend, after spending a month in custody with her 20-month-daughter….
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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. The featured image is from My Stealthy Freedom, a Facebook page dedicated to protesting compulsory hijabs in Iran. Read on for how Iranian women are pushing back against the government.