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Iran Vows To Continue Dress Code Crackdown

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.


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