- Increased patrolling on streets to crack down on hijab wearers
- Hit Amini on the head with sticks
- head banged on the vehicle
Iran Hijab Controversy: Women are taking the lead in protests erupted in Iran after the death of a woman detained for breaking the hijab law. This information has been given in media reports. According to a media report, women all over the state burnt their hijabs by lighting bonfires and expressed the happiness of the people. A woman was also among the three protesters killed by security forces in Urmia, Piranshahr and Kermanshah, the protesters said. The report said authorities accused the protesters of killing two civilians in Kermanshah and a police assistant in Shiraz.
Police had accused of breaking the law
At least seven people are reported to have been killed since protests against hijab laws and ethics police following Mahsa Amini’s death. A 22-year-old Kurdish woman from the northwestern city of Sakej died in a hospital on Friday after being in a coma for three days. She was with her brother in Tehran when she was arrested by the police. Police accused him of breaking the law, which required women to cover their hair with a hijab or headscarf and their arms and legs with loose clothing.
Police had earlier hit with a stick
According to media reports, there were reports that the police hit Amini on the head with batons and slammed her head on the vehicle, leaving her in a coma. Police have denied that she was abused. However, her family has said that she was absolutely fit and healthy. An immediate, impartial and effective investigation into the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and the allegations of torture and abuse must be carried out by an independent competent authority.
Police had increased strictness regarding hijab
He said the United Nations has received several more verified, videos of violent behavior of women as ethics police increased patrols in the streets in recent months to crack down on loose hijab wearers. According to state media, “an aide of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Amini’s family on Monday and told them that all institutions would take action to protect the rights violated.”
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