Israelis launch solidarity campaign for the women of Iran


September 15, 2023

A protester holds a picture of Mahsa Amini, the Kurdish woman whose death in the custody of Iran's "morality police" has sparked widespread unrest.

By Rolene Marks

(JNS) - September 16th marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody in Iran. The Iranian "morality police" arrested Amini, a 22-year-old woman from Kurdistan, for allegedly not wearing her hijab correctly.

Iranian police said that Amini died after falling ill in custody and slipping into a coma. Her death resulted in mass protests across Iran, with many women refusing to wear the hijab. These protests were supported by many around the world; and the slogan "Women Life Freedom" became a clarion call.

To coincide with the anniversary, a social medi...

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