Five things to know about the legacy of Mahsa Amini

The 22-year-old’s death at the hands of Iran’s morality police has led to hundreds of deaths, widespread protests and international condemnation.

The World Today Published 28 July 2023 2 minute READ

September marks the first anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who was severely beaten by Iranian morality police after violating the country’s strict dress code requiring women to cover their hair with a hijab. Mahsa died in hospital in Tehran on September 16, 2022, triggering widespread protests. Here are five things that happened after her death:

September 17, 2022 Protests erupt during Mahsa’s funeral in Saqqez, her home town in Kurdistan. As demonstrations spread to Tehran, some women remove their headscarves in defiance of the country’s dress code. Others chant ‘death to the dictator’.

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