The story below makes an interesting juxtaposition with this one Don L sent earlier today. Not sure how exactly, but it is interesting. H/T M
Police dressed a man convicted of battery in Kurdish’s woman’s clothing.
An unusual punishment has shocked many in Iran. On April 15, police paraded a convicted criminal through the northwestern city of Marivan dressed in traditional Kurdish women’s clothing. This has prompted protests in the streets, online, and even in Iran’s parliament.
The day after the incident, a local feminist organisation, the Marivan Women’s Community, organised a protest to denounce this punishment — which was handed down by a local court — as insulting to Kurdish women. About a hundred men and women attended.