Mahsa Amini

Mother of slain Iranian protester sentenced to 13 years in prison for seeking justice

Mahsa Yazdani's 20-year-old son Mohammad Javad Zahedi was shot dead during the nationwide protests following the death of Mahsa Amini last year.

published on : 2nd November 2023

Lawyer arrest fuels outrage over Iran teen's death

The incident has strong echoes of the case of Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody in September 2022, after being detained for failing to obey the dress code.

published on : 1st November 2023

Iranian teen injured on Tehran Metro while not wearing a head scarf has died, state media says

The death of Armita Geravand comes after her being in a coma for weeks in Tehran and after the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini and the nationwide protests it sparked.

published on : 28th October 2023

Iran sentences journalists who covered Mahsa Amini's death to jail

Amini's death in custody on September 16, 2022, after her arrest by the morality police in Tehran for an alleged breach of Iran's strict dress rules for women led to mass protests across the country.

published on : 22nd October 2023

Mahsa Amini, the Iranian woman who died in police custody, is awarded EU human rights prize

Amini died on Sept. 16, 2022, after she was arrested for allegedly violating Iran's mandatory headscarf law. Her death triggered protests that spread across the country.

published on : 19th October 2023

Clampdown and grief as Iranians mark first anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death

Iranians at home and abroad marked the first anniversary Saturday of the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini.

published on : 16th September 2023

Behind bars in Iran, leading activist insists change 'irreversible'

First arrested 22 years ago, Mohammadi, 51, has spent much of the past two decades in and out of jail over her unstinting campaigning for human rights in Iran.

published on : 14th September 2023

A year after Mahsa Amini's death from police brutality, what's changed for Iran's women?

On September 16, 2022, nationwide protests erupted in Iran with the slogan "woman, life, freedom" following the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

published on : 14th September 2023

US House passes bipartisan measures targeting Iran over death of Mahsa Amini, missile program

Amini had been detained for allegedly wearing her hijab too loosely in violation of strictures demanding women in public wear Islamic headscarves. The 22-year-old died three days later in custody.

published on : 13th September 2023

In Iran, snap checkpoints and university purges mark the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini protests

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

published on : 12th September 2023

Iran arrests six for planning 'riots' on Amini anniversary

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.

published on : 9th September 2023

Iran sentences two women journalists to jail time

Foreign-based rights groups have reported multiple arrests ahead of the anniversary of Amini's death.

published on : 3rd September 2023

Iran targets e-commerce giant over photos of female employees without headscarves in new crackdown

Nationwide protests erupted last fall after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police.

published on : 24th July 2023

Iran's morality police return to streets after protests in a new campaign to impose Islamic dress

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.

published on : 16th July 2023
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