Iran police beats up and detains teenage girl 'for wearing ripped jeans'

16 February 2017, 12:15 PM
Iran police beats and detains Teenage girl 'for wearing ripped jeans'
Iran police beats and detains Teenage girl 'for wearing ripped jeans'

In a shocking incident of brutality against women and girls, Iran Police has detained and arrested a teenager for wearing ripped jeans. 14-year-old girl claimed that the officers forced her and her friends in their car and beat them when they resisted.

Iran claims to follow Islamic Sharia law as its legal code of law and various incidents were reported on social media last year too. Several women arrested last year for sharing “vulgar” photos on Instagram, including one who was made to issue a public apology on state television.

According to reports recieved from Independent, the teenage girl was harassed by Iran Police and detained with her friends.

Iran’s traditions and laws recommend that women wear headscarves in public places, along with trousers or full-length skirts and long-sleeved tunics and coats.

Relationships between non-Muslim men and Muslim women are also illegal in Iran and punishable by whipping (for the women). Alcohol, adultery, homosexuality and sex outside marriage are considered as serious crime and can carry death penalty.

First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:49 AM

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