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    1. TEHRAN, Iran — Tehran resident Sousan Heidari has stopped letting her headscarf slip casually down over her neck and shoulders while driving in the Iranian capital. These days, the 22-year-old with a taste for bold makeup makes sure to pull it tightly over her dark hair, fearful of running afoul of a newly established undercover division of the morality police. "Every single man or woman could ...

    2. Women are increasingly taking to social media to defy strict laws in Iran where penalties are imposed for not wearing a hijab.

    3. An Iranian woman adjusts her head scarf while crossing a street in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Tehran police chief Gen. Hossein Sajedinia recently announced his department had deployed 7,000 male and female officers for a new plainclothes division _ the largest such undercover assignment in memory.

    4. Over the years the state crackdown on women’s dress has become more of a show to placate the country’s hardline base. Our correspondent shares stories from her personal repertoire illustrating the point As summer approaches, police in Tehran have once again begun to crack down on Iranians who fail to comply with the country’s Islamic dress code. This year, besides the customary uniformed ...

    5. Iranian authorities have announced a new crackdown on models who post images of themselves online without their hair covered

    6. "Un-Islamic" modeling leads to eight Instagrammers' arrests in Iran

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsMay 16 12:47 PM

      Eight people were arrested in Iran last week for what Tehran's cybercrimes court prosecutor calls "un-Islamic" Instagram modeling. "Sterilising popular cyberspaces is on our agenda," said Mostafa Alizadeh, spokesman of the Iranian Centre for Surveying and Combating Organized Cyber Crimes, according to the BBC. "We carried out this plan in 2013 with Facebook, and now Instagram is the focus," he ...

    7. Iranian police have cracked down on women posting pictures of themselves online with their hair uncovered. Eight female models who posted photos of themselves uncovered have been arrested and charged with “un-Islamic acts.” Women in Iran have been required to cover their hair in public ever since the 1979 revolution. The move appears to be part of a broader effort by Iranian conservatives to ...

    8. Iran arrests models for showing their unveiled heads on Instagram

      The Christian Science MonitorMay 17 06:13 AM

      Sterilizing cyberspace is on the Iranian government's agenda, as prosecutors arrested eight women for showing their hair on Instagram. 

    9. Iran cracks down on models posing without headscarves online

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsMay 16 06:28 AM

      TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting "un-Islamic acts" online such as female models posting images of themselves without their hair covered, state media reported Monday, part of a larger cultural struggle in the Islamic Republic over the country's future.

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