Iranian officials have said they will review a law requiring women to wear headscarves as they try to quell more than two months of protests.
“Parliament and the judiciary are working on whether any changes to the law are needed,” Iran’s chief prosecutor, Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri, said on Saturday, the Guardian reported. The Prosecutor General said that the results would be known in a week or two.
Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi also said on Saturday that the laws could be expanded in some areas.
The wearing of the hijab became mandatory for women in April 1983, four years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
PROTESTS IN IRAN
Protests across the country in Iran began on September 16, when 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died after being detained on the grounds that she did not comply with the rules of wearing the hijab. Iran’s Security Council announced that 200 people had died as a result of the protests, which lasted for about 3 months.
The Commander of the Air Force of the Revolutionary Guards, Brigadier General Emir Ali Hajizade, said in a speech on November 29 that more than 300 people, including security forces, had died.
The Norwegian-based Iranian Human Rights Institution (IHR), on the other hand, said in a report released Nov. 29 that 448 protesters died as a result of security forces intervening in street demonstrations that began after the death of Mahsa Emini. .
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