Iran: Fury grows over woman murdered by morality police

Source: Reuters

“Protests persisted on Sunday and #MahsaAmini became one of the top hashtags ever on Persian-language Twitter as Iranians fumed over the death of a young woman in the custody of morality police enforcing strict hijab rules. Amini, 22, died on Friday after falling into a coma following her arrest in Tehran earlier in the week. The case has put a spotlight on women’s rights in Iran. Police rejected suspicions aired on social media that she was beaten, saying she fell ill as she waited with other [abducted] women. ‘Authorities have said my daughter suffered from chronic medical conditions. I personally deny such claims as my daughter was fit and had no health problems,’ Amini’s father told pro-reform Emtedad news website on Sunday. … Amini was from the country’s Kurdistan region, where there were also protests on Saturday, including at the funeral in her hometown Saqez.” (09/18/22)