Iran will no longer arrest women for violating the “Islamic dress code” in capital city Tehran.
“According to a decision of the commander of the police force, those who do not properly observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers,” police chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi was quoted as saying by Tehran Times.
“We offer courses and more than 7,900 people have been educated in these classes so far,” he said, adding that there are more than 100 counseling centers in Tehran province to carry out the job.
Repeat offenders could be subject to legal action.
Outside Tehran, the strict dress code will remain in place.
Iran’s decision to relax the dress code comes three months after Saudi Arabia announced it was ending a ban on women driving.