Several days of protests have erupted in Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman who was arrested and in police custody for allegedly breaking hijab rules.
On Tuesday, several international leaders criticized the country for the death of Mahsa Amini, who fell into a coma last week only hours after being detained by Iran’s morality police, the BBC reported.
Amini was detained by morality police on Sept. 13 outside a transit station in Tehran. She was accused of breaking a modesty law that requires women to wear a headscarf, cover their arms and legs and wear loose clothing. Read more: Russia facing ‘numerous failures’ with Iran-supplied drones for Ukraine war, U.S.
says Amini’s death has been the catalyst for many Iranian women who, in protest, have publicly removed their headscarves, cut their hair and burned their hijabs.