The turmoil in Iran came in response to the death of Mahsa Amini, who was arrested and allegedly beaten for violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code for women, according to The Jerusalem Post. Iranian officials claimed that Amini died from “heart failure” and fell into a coma; however, her family has repeatedly said that Amini had bruises on her body and suffered from no preexisting conditions. She died shortly after being sent to the hospital. Amini’s death has since caused worldwide protests over the treatment of women in predominately Muslim nations. While Iran has tried to stifle dissent, even cutting off most access to the internet, protests over Amini’s death have only grown larger and more violent. According to Iran Human Rights, a group based out of Norway, as of Sunday at least 133 people have been killed in protests across Iran so far. Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Sunday asked protesters “‘not to allow their protest to turn into destabilizing and toppling’ of institutions,” the AP reported. “The important point of the (past) protests was that they were reform-seeking and not aimed at overthrowing” Qalibaf said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Oct 2—Tehran, #Iran Security forces attacked students Sharif University of Technology and students are defending themselves, according to activists.#IranRevolution #MahsaAmini#مهسا_امینی pic.twitter.com/aK6MDn7fy0— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) October 2, 2022