Wed. May 22nd, 2019

The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf

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Shaparak Shajarizadeh removed her headscarf in protest against the compulsory hijab rule in Iran and was forced to flee the country.

Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, women have been forced to cover their hair according to Islamic law on modesty. In recent years, there have been demonstrations against the law.

Reporting by Nassim Hatam. Filmed by Derrick Evans. Produced by Elaine Jung.

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Facing jail sentence for removing my veil

Shaparak Shajarizadeh is in exile after breaking Iranian law by removing her hijab.

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