Violent protests against hijab and Mahsa Amini’s death in Iran, government shuts down Internet, Instagram and WhatsApp
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.
According to the BBC report, 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.
As the BBC reports, she said the United Nations has received several more verified, videos of violent behavior of women as ethics police increased patrolling the streets in recent months to crack down on loose hijab wearers.