Moussa Ghazanfarabadi, president of the clerical court of the Tehran revolution, has announced that Iranian women who choose to post photos of themselves on Masih Alinejad’s social media page without their headscarves could face a 10-year prison sentence.
In 2014, Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad created the “My Stealthy Freedom” social media site, which calls on Iranian women to share posts of themselves without their headscarves.
In 2015, Alinejad won an award in Geneva for fighting for women’s freedoms in the Islamic Republic.
The Iranian regime is accusing Alinejad of working as an agent for the United States government.
“As Masih Alinejad has a contract with the Americans, all those women who send the video footage of removing their hijab to her will be sentenced between one to 10 years of jail according to the article 508 of the Islamic Criminal Justice Act,” Mousa Ghazanfarabadi told Fars News agency.
In response to Ghazanfarabadi, Alinejad posted a video saying, “Today, head of the revolutionary court in Iran reported that women who send me videos risk 1 to 10 years of jail. My Response: the regime isn’t scared of me. They’re scared of people & their demands. I’ll keep relaying the voices of people as long as I keep receiving videos.”
In recent days, Iran’s morality police have reported incidents in which its militiamen were attacked in the Tehran metro, while “advising” women not to remove their hijabs.