New ‘law’ legalises suppression of Iranian women

New ‘law’ legalises suppression of Iranian women

Published by on February 5, 2015

The Iranian regime’s parliament has approved a legislation that makes creating any obstacles hindering the implementation of the suppressive plan of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” a crime that faces imprisonment or fines.

In accordance with Article 9 of the bill approved on Tuesday February 3, no individual or institution are entitled to create a barrier in enforcing the repressive plan of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice”.

Creating any obstacles is considered a crime by ‘law’, in addition to the punishment provided for the offense, the violator will be sentenced to imprisonment or a fine.

The ‘lawmakers’ also approved an amendment to article 9 of this bill according to which the income generated by implementing this legislation (from fines) will be deposited to the Treasury and will be 100% dedicated to the repressive headquarters of the “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice”.

The suppressive plan of “Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice” gives the legal authority to Basij para-military force and state security forces to arrest youth and women with any excuse and anyone objecting this, is considered an offender.

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