Tehran police chief: Iran to crack down on suntanned women
DAILY NEWS / Nadia Wynter
28-Apr-2010 (5 comments)

Women in Iran better stock up on SPF 100. A suntan might land them in jail.

Tehran's police chief, Brig Hossien Sajedinia, according to London's Telegraph newspaper, has announced a national crackdown on "social misbehavior" that violates Islamic laws, including a sun-kissed glow.

"The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehavior by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values," he said, the Telegraph reported. "In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins."

"We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them."

The threat to toss women who spend too much time in the sun in jail is the latest push of a recently launched scaremongering campaign to rid the streets of Tehran of vice, the Telegraph reported. National law says women must wear headscarves and shape shrouding cloaks, but many women in Tehran are fashionistas and barely follow the law.

In explaining why suntanned, stylish women were so bad... >>>

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hamsade ghadimi

kosoof all summer

by hamsade ghadimi on

can't they just put a hejab on the sun. 


I'm with MM on this

by Gavazn on

Some people just tan naturally and cant help it. How stupid can these peole be.

Sag - you dont even look  don't Iranian so they'd hate you because you look too "farangi". It is all going too far in judging people. Skin colour, skin tone, showing hair, etc ...


The consequences of the tan-law

by MM on

If you are naturally tan (sabzeh), the color tone of your skin will be recorded in your shenaas-naameh after a week in darkness.

If you work outside, plan on some jail time

If questioned by the color-police, you need 4 witnesses, at least 2 mahram males, that will vouch that your color has not darkened in the past week.


I guess sun is now mohareb too

by azadi5 on

Well, everything about this regime is about death, misery, and darkness, so of course they are afraid of a sun tan. I think this is the first step towards bringing barqua to Iran.


At last!

by sag koochooloo on

Gorbeh Gachis like me will be safe then. Always told I'm too white!

But seriously, what a mad place.