Mahsa Amini Death: According to Iranwire, a human rights activist who spoke to the family said that the police dragged Amini away and forcibly made her sit in the police car. Her brother Kiarsh tried to intervene but the police told her that they were taking her sister to the police station for an hour-long ‘re-education’.
Iran News: The controversy over the hijab in Iran deepened on Sunday. After the death of 22-year-old Mehsa Amini, there are fierce protests in this Shia country. Hundreds of women took to the streets in the western part of the country to protest the bigotry around the hijab. The women protesters not only cut their hair but also burnt their hijabs.
Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad shared a video of women cutting their hair on his social media account, writing, ‘Iranian women cut their hair and burn hijab in protest against Mahsa’s murder by hijab police.’ He said, ‘From the age of 7 if we do not cover our hair, then we can neither go to school nor work. We are fed up with this gender apartheid regime.
‘Angry Iranian citizens’
In other tweets, Iranian journalists have shared videos from Tehran University, in which students have also joined the ongoing protest against the killing of Mahsa Amini. He said that Iranian citizens are angry with this incident. “Yesterday security forces opened fire on protesters in the city of Sagej, but now the whole of Tehran is protesting,” Alinejad said.
In a series of tweets on the Twitter handle, Alinejad shared another video and said that for the second day in a row, brave women took to the streets and raised slogans of ‘Don’t be afraid, we are all one’. He told that some people were injured in the firing of the security forces but he could not silence the voice of the people against the wrong.
Mahsa was on Tehran tour
According to Al Jazeera, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was traveling with her family to Tehran when she was taken into custody by the Specialist Police Unit. After some time he suffered a heart attack and was immediately taken to the hospital, where he died.
“Unfortunately he died and his body was transferred to the Medical Examination Officer,” state media said on Friday. The announcement came a day after Tehran police confirmed that Amini, along with other women, had been detained for “instructions” about the rules.
Police forcibly made her sit in the car
According to Iranwire, a human rights activist who spoke to the family said that the police dragged Amini away and forced her into a police car. Her brother Kiarsh tried to intervene but the police told her that they were taking her sister to the police station for an hour-long ‘re-education’.
His brother waited outside the police station. But then an ambulance came and took her sister to the hospital. Questioning the police statement, Mehsa’s family members said that she was absolutely fine and had no heart disease.