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“Smart” cameras to punish unscreened women

Via Le Figaro with AFP

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Identified offenders will be warned and punished if they reoffend. AMR Alfiqi / Reuters

Iranian police announced on Saturday that they would use the technology.smart» In public places for identification Women defy the dress code imposed in the Islamic Republic.

Police will use smart devices and cameras in squares and public roads to identify female criminals“, the police said in a press release issued by the media. Then the policeIt will send resources and warning messages to women who violate the hijab law“for that”Inform them of the legal consequences for repeat offences“, she adds. The warning comes as more women defy Iran’s mandatory dress code, including wearing the headscarf, since the start of protests sparked by the September 16 death in custody of Mahza Amini, who was arrested for violating a strict dress code.

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From next Saturday, those who remove veils will be identified by smart devicesIranian police chief Ahmad-Reza Radan said in an interview with state television. “Those who remove their hijab in public are first warned and then brought to courtRadon warned. According to him, car owners also get a warning message if a passenger violates the dress code. They risk having their vehicle confiscated if they reoffend, he said. “The police will not tolerate any individual or collective conduct or any act contrary to the law“, the police warned in another statement released earlier,”Citizens should continue to cooperatewith the police.

Last week, a video that was widely shared on social media showed a man Humiliate two women who don’t wear hijabs, then pour a pot of curd over their heads. Iranian judicial authorities have announced that they have ordered the arrest of the two women and their attacker. At the end of March, Chief Justice Gholamhossein Mohseni AJ warned that anyone who removes veils “”was punished“.

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