September 30, 2022
Iran protests: Women burn headscarf in anti-hijab demonstrations

The Ethics Police – formally known as the “Gasht-e Ershad” (Guidance Patrol) – are tasked, among other things, to ensure that women conform to the authorities’ interpretation of “appropriate” clothing. be. The authorities have the power to detain women and assess whether they are showing too much hair; Their trousers and overcoats are too short or close-fitting; Or they’re putting on too much makeup. Punishment for violation of rules includes fines, jail or flogging.

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