Dozens of women who were attending Mahsa Amini’s funeral – the 22-year-old arrested and beaten to death by the police for not wearing the veil correctly – took off their hijabs during the funeral and shouted “death to the dictator”.
Dozens of women who were attending the funeral of Mahsa Amini – the 22-year-old girl arrested and beaten to death by the police for not wearing the veil correctly – they in turn took off their headgear during the funeral and shouted “death to the dictator”, referring to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Police from the city of Saqez, where the funeral ceremony was being held, responded with a dense launch of tear gas. Protests against the regime were also organized in the capital Tehran. In both cities, there were injuries among the demonstrators. In the videos posted on social networks you can see various charges by the police against women who had taken off their hijab.
In Iran, human rights organizations have urged women to publicly remove their veils, a gesture that the country’s authorities nevertheless consider a “immoral behavior”. According to Iranian sharia law, or Islamic law, imposed after the 1979 revolution, women are required to cover their hair and wear long, loose clothing to mask their bodies. This is not an optional choice and those who transgress must face public warnings, fines and arrests.
Emblematic in this sense is the case of Mahsa Amini, 22 years old arrested by the so-called Iranian “moral police” because he wore the hijab incorrectly; the situation degenerated during the detention, leading to the death of the young woman, who officially arrived after a heart attack. The woman’s relatives denied that she suffered from heart problems and soon the authorities’ version was questioned by numerous women’s rights activists, who explicitly spoke of a fatal beating.-.
On Twitter, activist Mahsa Alimardani denounced the alleged lies about the story of the young woman who died: “The Tehran police announced that Mahsa Amini died of a sudden heart problem. as if a 22-year-old woman could have a heart attack that naturally causes her to become coma and disfigure“Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor of the White House, also expounded:” We are deeply concerned about the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was beaten in custody by the police of morality. We will continue to hold Iranian officials responsible for these human rights abuses. “The Iranian section of Amnesty International also spoke of torture and ill-treatment, while Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi asked the Interior Ministry to open an investigation to clarify about the girl’s death.