Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian girl, died in police custody after being arrested in the hijab scandal. Protests against his death are intensifying across Iran. Already, four people have been killed and 15 injured in the protests in the country. US President Joe Biden has expressed his support for such a courageous protest by women.
Speaking at the 77th General Session of the United Nations in New York on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden said the United States expressed full support for the recent protests in Iran after the killing of a 22-year-old woman for wearing hijab. Today we stand with the brave citizens and brave women of Iran, who are protesting right now to protect their basic rights.
Besides, China, Myanmar and Taliban have also made it clear about the human rights violations. “The United States will always promote human rights and the values enshrined in the United Nations Charter at home and around the world,” he said.
The government has already restricted the use of social media like Twitter and Instagram in the country to control the protests. Several mobile network systems have been isolated.