(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 27. A total of 180
people were detained during the protests held in Ilam Province,
(western Iran), in recent days, the Governor of Ilam Province
Hassan Bahramnia told Fars News Agency, reports.
The governor noted that the detainees will be treated fairly,
but those who damage state property will be arrested.
The protests in Iranian cities are ongoing, prompted by the
death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, allegedly after
being beaten by Iran's morality police while in custody for
violating the strict hijab-wearing rules. Amini's death on
September 16 triggered mass protests in Iran several days
Hijab was made mandatory for women in Iran shortly after the
country's 1979 revolution. Women who break the strict dress code
risk being arrested by Iran's morality police. Based on the dress
code, women are required to fully cover their hair in public and
wear long, loose-fitting clothes.
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