Iranian Activist Criticizes Tightening Of 'Veil And Chastity' Rule
RFE/RL via payvand

A prominent Iranian women's rights activist has expressed concern about government plans to crack down on how women dress in public, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Shadi Sadr, who lives in Germany, was sentenced in absentia earlier this month to prison along with a fellow Iranian women's rights activist. She told Radio Farda on May 18 that a tightening of the so-called "Veil and Chastity" plan was an effort by the government to keep women at home.

Sadr, 35, said that "the problem is not women's veils or chastity, but their presence in society." She added that the government was trying to send women back to their homes in order to isolate them and prevent their social progress.

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