Another brave female anti-hijab protester has been arrested in Iran after waving her headscarf from a stick

Another brave female anti-hijab protester arrested in Iran

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Another brave female anti-hijab protester has been arrested in Iran after waving her headscarf from a stick. 

Footage shows Shaparak Shajarizadeh standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick.

But she then became the latest activist to be arrested as the regime continues to crack down on defiant women who pose with their heads uncovered.

The veil has been a mandatory dress requirement for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Another brave female anti-hijab protester has been arrested in Iran after waving her headscarf from a stick

Another brave female anti-hijab protester has been arrested in Iran after waving her headscarf from a stick

Footage shows Shaparak Shajarizadeh (pictured) standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

Footage shows Shaparak Shajarizadeh (pictured) standing on a traffic island in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

Another brave female anti-hijab protester has been arrested in Iran after waving her headscarf from a stick. Footage shows Shaparak Shajarizadeh (right) standing on a traffic island (left) in the Iranian capital Tehran and waving her headscarf around on the end of a stick

The veil has been a mandatory dress requirement for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but a movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online

The veil has been a mandatory dress requirement for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but a movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online

The veil has been a mandatory dress requirement for women in Iran since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but a movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online

Azam Jangrudi (right) and Shima Babaei (left) were also arrested recently for similar reasons, according to journalist Masih Alinejad

Azam Jangrudi (right) and Shima Babaei (left) were also arrested recently for similar reasons, according to journalist Masih Alinejad

Azam Jangrudi (right) and Shima Babaei (left) were also arrested recently for similar reasons, according to journalist Masih Alinejad

But a movement called White Wednesdays sees women flouting the regulations by capturing footage and pictures of themselves without their hijabs and posting it online.

The videos often capture some of the abuse they face for failing to adhere to Iran’s strict religious rules. 

Some of the clips have appeared on the Twitter account My Stealthy Freedom, set up by journalist Masih Alinejad.

She took to Twitter this week to reveal Shajarizadeh’s arrest for protesting against ‘forced hijab’.

Alinejad stated.the arrest followed the detention of two others for similar reasons – Shima Babaei then Azam Jangravi. 

White Wednesdays activists have increasingly braved filming themselves and posting footage online

White Wednesdays activists have increasingly braved filming themselves and posting footage online

White Wednesdays activists have increasingly braved filming themselves and posting footage online

Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public. The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families

Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public. The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families

Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public. The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families

Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has required women to wear the Islamic headscarf in public.

The Islamic code also forbids women touching, dancing or singing with men outside their families.

Women are only allowed to show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours.

Over the years, however, women have pushed back the boundaries of the law, with many wearing loose, brightly coloured headscarves far back on their heads.

One shocking film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law

One shocking film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law

One shocking film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law

One shocking film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law

IN November, One shocking film shows a man (left) threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law

Women filmed themselves without veils to capture some of the abuse they face for failing to adhere to Iran's strict religious rules

Women filmed themselves without veils to capture some of the abuse they face for failing to adhere to Iran's strict religious rules

Women filmed themselves without veils to capture some of the abuse they face for failing to adhere to Iran’s strict religious rules

White Wednesdays activists have increasingly braved filming themselves and posting footage online.

But the videos often reveal the disturbing harassment they endure for going without a headscarf.

In November, footage emerged of women standing up to police and strangers after walking the streets without hijabs. 

At one point a female campaigner shouts ‘spit out your insults’ after being told to cover her head while a second film shows a man threatening to slap a young woman for breaking the law.

Another video showed a father standing up for her daughter after a passer-by ordered her to ‘observe hijab’. The father stands his ground and tells the man ‘I don’t believe that nonsense’.

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