Iran Bank Manager Fired for Serving Unveiled Woman

An Iranian bank manager who served an unveiled woman has been fired, local media reported on Sunday.

Since 1979 , Iranian law requires all women to wear a hijab that covers the head and neck.

Mehr news agency reported that the bank manager in Qom province, near the capital Tehran, “had provided bank services on Thursday to an unveiled woman.”

As a result, he was “removed from his position by order of the governor,” Mehr quoted deputy governor Ahmad Hajizadeh as saying.

This comes after the September 16 death in morality police custody of Mahsa Amini, 22, for allegedly breaching the dress code rules, sparked nationwide demonstrations.

Mehr said video of the unveiled woman “elicited a lot of reaction on social media.”

In Iran most banks are state-controlled and Hajizadeh said it is the responsibility of managers in such institutions to implement the hijab law.

Dozens of people, mainly protesters but also members of the security forces, have been killed during the demonstrations.