The New Arab Voice: The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has sparked mass protests across Iran.
In at least 86 towns and cities, people – from different classes, backgrounds, and genders – have taken to the streets.
Demands for accountability after Mahsa’s brutal death, which occurred while she was in the custody of the so-called morality police, have morphed into a wider challenge to the Iranian state.
Despite the use of disproportionate force and live ammunition by authorities, the protesters are not backing down – risking their lives for the hope of a better future.
This week on The New Arab Voice looks at Mahsa’s brutal killing and why this has struck a chord with thousands of Iranians. Is this Iran’s tipping point? Can the Islamic Republic ever go back to the way it was?
This episode features Sussan Tahmasebi (@sussantweets), director of FEMENA, an organization that supports women’s organizations in the MENA region; Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE (@sanambna), Founder and CEO of International Civil Action Network ICAN and Hadi Ghaemi (@hadighaemi), executive director of the Centre for Human Rights in Iran.
This podcast is written and produced by Rosie McCabe with help from Hugo Goodridge. Theme music by Omar al-Fil.
Other music by Blue Dot Sessions.