Iran prosecutes woman for ‘disrespecting’ headscarf

IRAN’S judiciary is prosecuting a woman for “disrespecting” the Islamic headscarf after she threw hers to the ground during a public meeting, an Iranian news agency reported yesterday.

The requirement for women to wear the headscarf in public, enshrined in law since shortly after the Islamic revolution of 1979, has triggered nationwide protests since the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in September following her arrest for an alleged breach of the dress code.