Iran’s parliament takes another step towards passing the new veil law

The project of Law supporting culture of chastity and hijab” was approved yesterday by a Justice and Culture Commission door closed and the text is now in Guardian Councilsaid the Vice President of the Justice and Law Committee of the Iranian Parliament, Hojatoleslam Hassan Norouzi, according to the state agency IRNA.

The Guardian Council is one Board consisting of 12 members, six lawyers and six clergymenwhich reviewed and reviewed the legislation adopted by Parliament right of veto about the decisions of the plenary hall.

The Judicial and Religious Body now has 10 days to pass the bill, which seeks to abolish the veil, a gesture of civil disobedience that many Iranians have embraced under the law Death of Mahsa Amini after being arrested by morality police for not wearing hijab properly in September 2022.

His death sparked loud protests “Woman, life, freedom“, who asked about it for months End of the Islamic Republic and that after a strong time they went out Repression that left 500 dead and thousands imprisoned and where they were seven protesters executed, one of them in public. The anti-hijab movement began on September 16 last year have stopped wearing the compulsory veilGarment that represents the visible form of the for them The discrimination they suffer goes far beyond the need to cover their heads.

Iranian Parliament poll a week ago to pass the law in one Commission composed of 10 MEPs and not in plenary Avoid taking the law to the 290 MPs and the related public debate and consideration of the numerous amendments tabled months before the general elections in March.

The bill that has 70 items, sets penalties as Cleaning of corpses, fines, prison terms up to five years, The Car confiscation and driving banin addition to Salary deductions, employment benefits Wave Ban on access to banking services.

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