The whole country is protesting the death of a young woman named Mahsa Amini in police custody after she was arrested on the issue of hijab in Iran. Five people were killed and hundreds were injured in this incident. The United Nations has called for an impartial investigation of the incident.
The casualties occurred in clashes between protesters and security forces in the country on Tuesday. News from CNN.
Different cities of Iran were in turmoil on Tuesday as well, protesting the death of a young woman in police custody. On this day, security forces clashed with protesters in the western city of Kamran. Several people were injured.
The United Nations Human Rights Commission has strongly criticized Iran’s security forces’ violent response to the protests. Calling for a fair and impartial investigation into the death of Mahsa Amini, the organization says that there should be a proper and impartial investigation into her tragic death, allegations of torture and what kind of treatment was given afterwards. The complaint brought by Mahsa’s family should also be taken seriously.
Meanwhile, protests against the death of Mahsa Amini have been held in various countries of the world including Canada, Germany and Turkey. Protesters strongly criticized the Iranian government. At this time, many protested by cutting their hair.
A 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini was recently arrested by the Iranian police for not wearing the hijab ‘correctly’. After that, when the young woman fell ill and fell into a coma, she was accused of ‘beating’ her against the police. Meanwhile, Mahsa Amini died on September 16.
The Al-Arabiya news agency quoted the Iranian news agency Fars as saying that the young woman named Mahsa went to visit her relative’s house in the capital Tehran from the Kurdistan province of Iran at the beginning of this week.
At that time she was arrested by Iran’s morality police known as ‘Gasht-e Ershad’ for not wearing hijab ‘correctly’. As an excuse for not wearing hijab ‘correctly’, it was said by the police that Mahsa Amini was arrested for not covering her hair completely.
Iranian police claimed that Mahsa was suffering from ‘heart problems’ while in detention. However, rejecting the claim of the police, the human rights activists say that the young woman died due to the beating of the police. After news of his death spread, protests spread across the country.