April 14, 2024

It was earlier reported that a 22-year old Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died last week in Tehran hospital after being detained by the “morality police” for an untold violation of the country’s harsh strictures on women’s dress.

The protest started with a small group in front of the Tehran hospital but on Tuesday, the protests were racing across the country, in a burst of grief, anger and defiance. Many were led by women, who burned their headscarves, cut their hair and chanted, “Death to the dictator.”

The protest had however had many cases in one protest; the allegations Amini was beaten in custody before she collapsed and fell into a coma; the priorities of Iran’s government, led by ultraconservative President Ebrahim Raisi, who has strictly enforced dress codes and empowered the hated morality police at a time of widespread economic suffering; and the anguish of Amini’s family, ethnic Kurds from a rural area of Iran, whose expressions of pain and shock have resonated across the country.

According to Amini’s family,Amini did not have any health problems that would explain her death, who could not fathom how she attracted the interest of the police. “Even a 60-year-old woman wasn’t covered up as much as Mahsa,” Amjad Amini,her father said in an interview.

However,at least seven people have been killed in the demonstrations,due to live ammunitions and other arms thrown at the protesters by the police.

Marvelous Ogidi

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