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'Vigilante' Law Tests Rouhani's Commitment to Iran Women's Rights

Iran’s parliament this week approved a bill that would allow paramilitary forces to return to public streets and verbally enforce strict Islamic dress codes.  Meanwhile, hardliners are reportedly pushing legislation that would support and protect citizen vigilantes who also want to help enforce the hijab. This comes in the wake of a string of acid attacks on women in Isfahan for not dressing properly.   President Hassan Rouhani repeatedly pledged to promote women’s rights and...

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