Posted by: bahareiran | July 13, 2011

Tehran Chief of Police: women banned from coffee shops from July 11

women smoking waterpipe in Balouchestan - Iran

The Chief of Police of the Greater Tehran District said, “Women will be banned from entering tea shops and coffee shops from July 11 and offenders will be dealt with according to the law”. 

“After requests from citizens and families, women will be banned from entering tea shops [coffee shops] that offer water pipes from July 11 in line with the plan to deal with social irregularities and according to article 27 of the law”, Hossein Sajedi Nia said.

“This is applied to forty percent of tea shops in northern Tehran which [also sell traditional food]”, he stressed. (Aftab state-run website – Jul. 4, 2011)

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