In Iran, a young woman was arrested by the country’s morality police for violating the hijab law. But the young woman died in police custody. The police fired tear gas at a protest demanding a fair trial of the young woman’s death.
According to Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based media outlet, Iran’s ‘Morality Police’ arrested 22-year-old Mahsha Amini on Tuesday (September 15). The police accused the young woman of breaking the hijab law. The young woman was arrested and taken to the police station. He died there.
The Iranian police released a video of the moment the young woman lost her life. However, a relative of the young woman claimed that she had no heart problems before.
His funeral was held in Kurdistan, Iran’s western province, on Saturday morning (September 17). After the funeral, some people left, while others started chanting slogans demanding a fair trial. Then they gathered in front of the governor’s office. There they also started raising slogans demanding fair trial. The security guards then dispersed them by firing tear gas.
Different people of Iran are reacting strongly on social media to demand fair trial of the killed young woman. The country’s judiciary has launched an investigation.
Hijab has been compulsory for women since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. This dress code is strictly enforced by the country’s moral police.
But for the past few years, there has been a strong reaction to the implementation of dress code rules by various people, especially young women, around the various activities of the moral police. In various videos published on social media, policemen often force women into police vehicles.
In 2017, dozens of women took off their hijabs in public to protest. Then the authorities took strict action against them.