A woman in Iran has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for removing her hijab in an act of protest.
Shaparak Shajarizadeh said she was jailed for “opposing the compulsory hijab” and “waving a white flag of peace in the street” in a post on her blog.
In Iran, which is an Islamic theocracy, it is required that women wear hijabs at all time. Throughout Iran, #FreeIran protests have erupted almost daily since December 2017 by Iranians is protest of the oppressive Iranian regime under Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
While some of the protests have turned violent, many of the protests have been peaceful, including demonstrations by Iranian woman who have started the trend of removing their mandatory hijabs.
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