27 September 2022

Hijab of contention: Death of a young woman has sparked mass protests in Iran. What's next?


Large-scale protests are a stark reminder of the country’s old woundsFor more than a week, Iran has been in the throes of mass protests provoked by the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old woman died in hospital after spending 48 hours in a coma. As some media outlets believe, and according to witness reports, her condition was a result of being beaten by morality police for wearing her hijab “improperly.” Demands to punish those responsible for Amini’s death were quickly followed by [...]