Everything You Need to Know About the Protests in Iran Following Mahsa Amini’s Death

On September 16, Mahsa Amini died in Tehran after being detained by the morality police for failing to wear a hijab, triggering widespread protests. Here’s everything you need to know.

What happened to Mahsa Amini?

On September 13, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian, got arrested by morality police in Tehran for failing to wear the compulsory hijab in public. She died in police custody three days later, with the Iranian authorities claiming she had suffered “a heart attack.” Eyewitnesses, though, report watching the police beat her—which many believe resulted in her falling into a deadly coma.


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