Iranian police have arrested four men suspected of involvement in multiple acid attacks against women last week
(SOURCE) Reports suggest there have been at least four such attacks in Isfahan, Iran’s third-largest city. Others place the figure as high as 11.
Officials have not released details, but social media users say the women were targeted for not following Iran’s strict dress code.
If convicted, the attackers could face the death penalty.
In Iran women are legally required to dress modestly and ensure their hair is covered.
But Ahmad Shouhani, an Iranian politician, told Iran’s official news agency Irna that vigilante attacks were not acceptable.
“Any improper veiling should be punished by law, not individually,” he said.