Women protesting in Qom against the dress-code crackdown (file photo) (Fars)
April 30, 2007 -- Iran warned today that its crackdown on improper clothing was not a temporary measure, saying that from next week "plainclothes police will go into action."
Tehran's deputy chief of police, Hossein Sajedi-Nia, said travel agencies were asked to warn tourists about Iran's dress code.
Women must cover their heads and conceal their body shapes in public in Iran.
Iranian authorities have been ratcheting up the pressure on activists, students, and teachers in recent weeks. more
Women In Iran
Women in Tehran (epa file photo)
CALLING FOR MORE RIGHTS: Although women played key roles in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the place of women in post-revolutionary society has been a vexing question. Iranian women have struggled to bring attention to their calls for greater rights in their country's rigid theocratic system, calls that have often clashed with the values proclaimed by conservatives in society. (more)