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Iran's hijab law is under review

Iran's hijab law is under review

Iran's Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has stated that Iran's parliament and judiciary are reviewing the mandatory hijab law.

Montazeri was also quoted as saying that Iran's morality police had been 'abolished', but Iranian state media strongly disputed these comments.

Wearing a hijab (headscarf) in public is currently compulsory for women in Iran under strict Islamic law that is overseen and enforced by the country's so-called morality police.

The head covering law sparked a wave of nationwide protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being caught by morality police for not wearing the hijab properly and assaulted by them.

According to Montazeri, the results of the talks between the parliament and the judiciary will be seen in two weeks.