Soori Babai Chegini Arrested for Protesting Compulsory Hejab

On July 13, 2022, Security and Intelligence Police arrested Soori Babai Chegini, a resident of Qazvin, and transferred her to an unidentified location. The police searched her brother’s house and confiscated some of their belongings.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on July 13, 2022, Soori Babai Chegini was arrested by security forces.

One day before her arrest, in a video post on social media she had shown her protest against compulsory veiling by removing her scarf, as many other women have recently.

The charges against Chegini are still unknown.

Chegini had been summoned by the court on a prior occasion. Her husband, Mohammadreza Behroozi was also fined and sentenced to one year in prison by Qazvin Revolutionary Court.