December 7, 2008

Iran's Clothing Police Crack Down

Police have arrested 49 people this week in a northern Iranian city during a crackdown on "satanic" clothes, IRNA news agency reported Thursday.

The measures are the latest in a country-wide campaign against Western cultural influence in the Islamic Republic, where strict dress codes are enforced.

"Police confronted rascals and thugs who appeared in public wearing satanic fashions and unsuitable clothing," Qaemshahr city police commander Mahmoud Rahmani told IRNA.

What is satanic? "men sporting spiky 'Western' hairstyles or women wearing tight trousers and high boots."

Read the whole story: Police detain 49 for "satanic" clothes.

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