Iranian Woman Gets Two Years in Prison for Publicly Removing Her Hijab

By David G. McAfee

It’s International Women’s Day, a day in which we should be celebrating women’s rights, but in some areas of the world, women don’t even have the right to choose what they wear.

A woman in Iran, for instance, was sentenced to two years in prison for publicly removing her headscarf, or hijab, to protest an unjust law. It’s 2018 and women are still being punished in the Middle East for choosing not to wear a specific religious garment.

The woman (who wasn’t named) intends to appeal the verdict, but in a country like Iran, there’s no guarantee the courts will rule in her favor. In fact, the law is on the side of the prosecution, unfortunately.

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