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Death of beaten Kurdish women sparks outrage in Tehran

Death of beaten Kurdish women sparks outrage in Tehran
posted onSeptember 16, 2022

Dozens of people took the streets in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Friday after a suspicious death of Mahsa Amini.

Mahsa also known as Zhina was arrested by Iranian morality police in Tehran on Tuesday.

Amini was from the Kurdish city of Saqez in the Kurdistan province. She was in Tehran for a visit at the time.

Amini’s family told several human rights news agencies that the behaviour of the Islamic agents was brutal. Amini was beaten by the police to her death, according to her close relatives.

Amini died on Friday afternoon.

Her uncle said on Thursday that his niece’s heart was not functioning properly and her kidneys had failed as she was brought to the hospital, adding that her doctors told the family that they cannot do anything for her.

After her death, dozens took the streets in Tehran chanting slogans against Iranian regime and Islamic Republic leader Ai Khamenei.

Hengaw Human Rights Organization says that Amini’s family have been threatened by security forces to not hold funeral.

Iranian police says Amini had a heart attack while in custody. Iran published a CCTV video of a time when Amini was arrested. The video has no time and date and has been edited.

The hijab, a head-covering worn by Muslim women, became mandatory after Iran’s revolution in 1979. Yet, over the decades since, women have pushed the limits of the stipulated dress code.

In the past, videos of morality police attacking women went viral on social media.

Recently government and security agencies have intensified their efforts to pressure women into abiding by the hijab laws and several rounds of anti-hijab civil disobedience campaigns have followed.