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Mahsa Amini: how one women’s death ignited protests in Iran – podcast

Mahsa Amini, 22, was with her brother at a train station in Tehran when she was stopped by the ‘morality police’. She was accused of not complying with the country’s hijab rules. She was detained, and three days later she was dead.

While the government argues that she had underlying health conditions, her family and thousands of protesters believe she was killed.

Journalist Negar Mortazavi tells Michael Safi why Amini’s death has sparked such grief and anger in Iran. Raha Bahreini, a human rights lawyer at Amnesty International, has been speaking to protesters who have been on the streets.

Archive: BBC, Sky News, Global News, Amnesty International, Twitter



Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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