sacking of a bank manager for having served a woman without a veil

The director of an Iranian bank was removed from his post for serving a woman who did not wear the compulsory veil in this country in the grip of demonstrations, announced Sunday, November 27 a local media.

Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the law requires all women to wear a veil covering the head and neck while concealing the hair. “The director of a bank in Qom province, who provided banking services on Thursday to an unveiled woman, was removed from his post on the orders of the governor“, according to the deputy of this governor, Ahmad Hajizadeh, quoted by the Mehr agency.

The dismissal of the director of this bank comes as Iran has been rocked by a protest movement since the death on September 16 of the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd arrested three days earlier in Tehran by the morality police who accused him of having violated the strict dress code of the Islamic Republic.

The Mehr agency claimed that “the video of this person without hijab caused a lot of reactions on social networks“. “The implementation of the veil law in government institutions is the responsibility of its director“Said Ahmad Hajizadeh, quoted by the agency. In Iran the vast majority of banks are in state hands.

Dozens of people, mainly demonstrators but also members of the security forces, were killed during the protest movement following the death of Mahsa Amini. The authorities denounceriotsencouraged by the West and arrested thousands of people.

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