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Father of Mahsa Amini Arrested on First Anniversary of Her Death in Police Custody

HeadlineSep 18, 2023

Iranian authorities detained the father of Mahsa Amini Saturday — on the first anniversary of her death in the custody of Iranian so-called morality police. Iranian security forces surrounded the family’s home in the city of Saqez ahead of the anniversary and warned Amjad Amini against commemorating his daughter’s death. Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was killed a year ago after she was arrested for allegedly failing to wear a headscarf properly. Her death sparked historic nationwide protests across Iran for months. Over 500 protesters, including dozens of children, were killed, while thousands of others were arrested as the Iranian government cracked down on the mobilizations. At least seven people have been executed for their involvement in the protests.

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