Information on whether there is any prohibition or penalty imposed for sewing western-style women's clothing [IRN17437.E]

Sources currently available to the DIRB do not provide information on the above subject. However, the attached three articles, which refer to a government campaign against western-styled imported clothes, might be useful.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Agence France Presse (AFP). 2 May 1994. "Iran Bans Imports of 'Pro-Western' Clothing." (NEXIS)

The Guardian [Manchester]. 26 June 1993. "Hundreds Held for Dress Code Crimes." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 6 December 1993. BC Cycle. "Iranian Police Move Against Un-Islamic Haircuts." (NEXIS)

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International country file (Iran).

DIRB country file (Iran).

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1993. 1994.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1993-94.

On-line search.