Iran installing public cameras to identify women not wearing hijabs

A group of Iranian women wearing hijabs.
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Iran's crackdown on women's rights continued Saturday, as the country's police announced it would be installing cameras in public places to identify and punish unveiled women, Reuters reported.

Women who are caught without a head covering will first receive "warning text messages as to the consequences," Iranian law enforcement said in a statement. Consequences beyond this are unclear, though the statement went on to describe the hijab as "one of the civilizational foundations of the Iranian nation" and urged business owners to uphold their wearing through "diligent inspections."

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