Iranian activist jailed over hijab protests goes on hunger strike

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Farhad Meysami accused of having badges saying he was against the compulsory hijab

Human rights activists in Iran have said they are worried about a man on hunger strike who was reportedly jailed for protesting against rules requiring women to wear a hijab.

Farhad Meysami, 48, a doctor and publisher before becoming a civil activist, was arrested in his office in July and taken to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Do you think wearing a badge that says “I am against forced hijab” is a crime?

Iranian authorities do.

They’ve arrested human rights defender Farhad Meysami & charged him w/national security offences for supporting Iranian women’s campaign against this degrading practice. pic.twitter.com/I8YNzsAv8F

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