An Iranian woman has had decreased to a year in prison, because of her headscarf. The 32-year-old Wida Mowahed had removed two years ago as a Protest against the headscarf Tehran’s compulsory in Iran, in the center of your head cloth and was then arrested.

Because of indecent behaviour and public disorder, she was now condemned by a court to one year’s imprisonment, such as your lawyer Pajam Derafschan announced on Sunday. But it could come to a Amnesty by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the country, said the lawyer, according to the news Agency IRNA.

Mowahed regarded as a pioneer of the country-wide wave of protest Persian women against the headscarf compulsory in the country. According to her, many women participated in several Iranian cities in the short term, her headscarf and posted their pictures and Videos in social media. The actions resulted in worldwide attention – and in Iran, to the annoyance of the clergy. At least 30 women were arrested in this connection.

In Iran have to wear the girls from nine years in the Public with a headscarf and a long coat to cover hair and body contours. The head scarf is compulsory is compulsory in Iran since 40 years, just as long, but the majority of women, however, is. According to the Anti-headscarf protests, more and more women are especially in the big cities to see without a headscarf, and it will always be more. The police can supposedly do about it nothing, because you would otherwise have to take every day hundreds of women.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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