On September 16, 2022, nationwide protests erupted in Iran with the slogan "woman, life, freedom" following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
The demonstrations over Amini's death that erupted after her arrest a year ago by the country's morality police, allegedly over the hijab, represented one of the largest challenges to Iran's theocracy
Amini, an Iranian Kurd, died on September 16, 2022, after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the Islamic Republic's strict dress rules for women.
Foreign-based rights groups have reported multiple arrests ahead of the anniversary of Amini's death.
In January, an Etemad report estimated that some 80 journalists were among the thousands arrested during the unrest in Iran last year.
The morality police had largely pulled back following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last September, as authorities struggled to contain mass protests calling for the overthrow of the theocracy.