A 22-year-old woman in Iran died after being arrested by religious police for allegedly failing to wear a hijab, sparking massive protests.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, was arrested by the moral police on the 13th for violating the hijab rule. On the 16th, it was reported that she was suspected of being killed by police violence. The people in the country have continued to protest recently. Media sources pointed out that the Iranian authorities have suppressed this and even used live ammunition to shoot demonstrators. Since the 16th, more than 1,200 people have been arrested and at least 76 people have died.
Aimini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, was arrested by the morality police in Tehran on the 13th on suspicion of not wearing a hijab, but she was found unconscious after the arrest and was pronounced dead on the 16th. Rights activists pointed out that she suffered severe head injuries and accused the police of violence , officials said she was in a coma from a heart attack.
This incident also triggered demonstrations by people across the country, which have lasted for more than a week, making it the largest demonstration in the country since 2019. However, the authorities also suppressed it vigorously. In addition to using live ammunition to deal with demonstrators, they also suppressed online communications. In the past five days The local Internet was cut off, and various communities and the App Store were closed.
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According to foreign media reports, according to the NGO "Iran Human Rights" headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the Iranian authorities have suppressed the demonstrators. As of the 26th, 76 protesters have been confirmed to have been killed by security forces, including 6 women and 4 children, the families of the victims were forced to bury their relatives quietly, and no public funerals were held.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, head of the "Iranian Human Rights", pointed out that there are video footage and death certificates showing that the demonstrators were directly shot by live ammunition, which is a clear and serious violation of international law. He called on the international community to take decisive and practical measures to stop Killings and abuses against protesters.