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Death of Mahsa Amini : Woman revolt in Iran

Ferdous Akik is a prolific writer and publisher long time experienced in newspapers.


Challenges on the Iranian government have continued spreading all through Iran for a fourth the week following the demise of a 22-year-elderly person, Mahsa Amini. Individuals have additionally fought in urban areas all over the planet to show support for Iranian ladies.

What happened with Mahsa Amini?

On 13 September, Amini was captured by Gasht-e Ershad (Guidance Patrols), also known as Iran's so-called “morality police.” in Tehran, the capital of Iran, while visiting her loved ones. Authorities said she had a piece of her hair appearing – which is illegal in Iran. Ladies need to cover their hair with a hijab (headscarf) and wear baggy clothing that covers their arms and legs. Amini died after three days, and many individuals say she died because of her treatment by the police.

What has taken place during Iran's protests?

On September 16, the day after Amini's passing, the protests got underway. Protesters demanded that Iran's laws restricting women's rights be changed. Men and women have participated in demonstrations since taking place in places all around Iran. Young people have also gotten engaged; in numerous cities, schoolgirls have removed their hijabs in class. Some of them have reportedly been yelling, "We don't want the Islamic Republic," according to reports.

In order to prevent word of the extent of the demonstrations from spreading, the Iranian government has censored people's access to the internet. As security forces attempt to put an end to the protests, it is claimed that more than 150 people have perished in Iran. Nika Shakarami, 16, was one of those killed; her family claims that Iranian police injured her.

Where else are there protests?

Since Amini's passing, protests have been held in more than 150 places worldwide under the banner "Women, Life, Freedom."

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Additionally, thousands of people marched in London. Thirty women demonstrated in front of the Iranian embassy in Afghanistan, where women are also required to cover their faces and hair. A country's official representation in another state is known as an embassy.

Some people have shaved their heads to demonstrate their support, including British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who spent nearly six years in an Iranian jail before being released in March of this year. For my mother, for my daughter, for the terror of solitary imprisonment, for the women of my nation, for freedom," she captioned the video she uploaded.

How have people reacted to this?

Her death was described as "profoundly terrible" by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which demanded an impartial and open investigation. Mahsa Amini's death following injuries experienced while under police custody for donning an "improper" headscarf, according to the White House, is "an abhorrent and egregious assault to human rights."

Sanctions have been imposed by the UK on numerous senior government police officers as well as every member of the Iranian force responsible for policing women's behavior.

Due to these restrictions, they are unable to visit the UK or access any assets they may have there.

The US has already placed similar limitations on Iran, and several European nations intend to follow suit. There is nothing more beautiful and inspiring than their fortitude, said Marjane Satrapi, a French-Iranian writer, and director in a recent interview with The Guardian.

Amini died in an "unfortunate accident," according to Tehran Police commander Hossein Rahimi, who also says that Amini's heart attack was caused by pre-existing ailments. Amini's father has vehemently denied these accusations, claiming he has access to extensively altered CCTV footage that refutes both her bruises and the testimony of eyewitnesses. He told the reformist-leaning Iranian publication Rouydad24: They claimed that Mahsa had epilepsy and heart trouble, but as the father who raised her for 22 years, I firmly assert that Mahsa was healthy. Her health was excellent. My daughter's attacker should stand trial in open court, not in a mock trial that results in warnings and expulsions.

Iran's government is a "theocracy," which means that religious leaders run the nation. Because it is an Islamic republic, the laws there are based on how the country's religious authorities interpret Islam. These rules severely restrict women's rights, preventing them from entering stadiums to watch men play sports. Anyone who questions the laws of the government risks being imprisoned. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader and most powerful individual, has held the position since 1989. The Supreme Leader is in control of the police and security forces but is not elected by the populace.


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