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Hijab protests in Iran

Feminists and WHRDs Detained

Since the start of mass protests in Iran following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by “Morality” police for improper hijab, scores of ordinary citizens and rights defenders have been arrested. Read our report in a series documenting the arrest of twelve WHRDs in relation to the protests.

Protests continue in Iran

Interview with Sussan Tahmasebi – The World – Sep. 21, 2022 · 4:08 PM EDT

Protests continue in various cities across Iran in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died last week while in the custody of Iran’s morality police. Amini was being held for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. Iranian women and their supporters are taking to the streets to burn their hijabs, risking arrest. Marco Werman speaks with Iranian women’s rights activist Sussan Tahmasebi about why this incident seems to have galvanized Iranian women. 

FEMENA joins over 30 other rights groups calling upon the Iranian authorities to ensure internet access during protests in Kurdistan province following the killing of Mahsa Amini.

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Mahsa Amini: facial recognition to hunt down hijab rebels in Iran

by Sanam Mahoozi | Thomson Reuters Foundation

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