Iran protests Georgia over mistreatment of Muslim passengers

Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA - Iranian Embassy in Tbilisi sent a protest note to the Georgia foreign ministry over mistreatment of some Iranian women wearing Hijab at the security check points of Tbilisi airport.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi announced the above in response to a question on reports that some female passengers of Tbilisi-Isfahan flights had been asked by the Tbilisi airport security to remove their Hijab.

Qasemi said after receiving the news, the Iranian ambassador to Georgia called some of the passengers to make sure of the authenticity of the reports and then sent a strongly-worded protest note to the Georgian foreign ministry and the airport security police.

Moreover, Qasemi said, the consular department of the Iranian Foreign Ministry sent another protest note to the Georgian Embassy in Tehran, asking for explanations by the ambassador about the issue.

The spokesman also noted that Iran has called on relevant Georgian officials to prevent recurrence of such incidents so and on the airport security police to do their best to observe the dignity of Muslim women wearing Hijab.
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