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The story: The Iranian government has submitted a bill to the parliament that aims to designate locations for authorized gatherings in every city. If approved, the measure could enable a major shift in how the state responds to dissent. The move follows the months-long protests which first erupted last September over the death of a young woman in the custody of morality police.
In parallel, the government and the judiciary are drafting a bill to consolidate enforcement of the mandatory hijab.
The coverage: The government of conservative President Ebrahim Raisi on May 2 submitted a 46-article bill to the parliament that outlines regulations on public gatherings and demonstrations.
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