Mahsa Amini's Death: What You Need To Know.

22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran for “improperly” wearing her hijab. She died in police custody on September 16th, 2022.
By Erin Pedersen
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What happened?

22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran for “improperly” wearing her hijab. She was placed in detention where she was beaten into a coma and died three days later on September 16th, 2022. Since then, an uprising of protests have taken place in solidarity with Mahsa Amini.

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She Was Beaten Into a Coma.

The Iranian government insisted that Amini died from a heart attack, but reports indicate she died from a skull fracture due to heavy blows to the head.

Iranian Women Have Since Burned Hijabs.

Iranian women are burning hijabs and cutting their hair in public as a demonstration to Iran’s government that women do not belong to them, they belong to themselves.

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Protests Have Spread Internationally.

Videos of protests in Iranian public squares have gone viral due to footage of police assaulting protestors. Protests have spread internationally.

Iran Shut Off the Internet.

Iran shut off the internet in parts of Tehran and Kurdistan and blocked social media platforms as a way to limit protests.

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“This is not the first time women have protested hijab laws, “The Girls of Revolution Street” movement in 2017 saw 29 people arrested for removing their hijabs.”

– Source: BBC

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