Nilufar Hamedi was arrested in Tehran for being one of the first to publicly report the case of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody after being arrested for not wearing the veil correctly
Iranian journalist Nilufar Hamedi was arrested in Tehran for being one of the first to publicly report what happened to 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died while in police custody after being stopped for not wearing the veil correctly.
The case has sparked massive protests in the country against the government’s repressive policies: the police have rejected all accusations of violence against Amini.
Journalist Hamedi, who works for the Shargh publication, was arrested yesterday. The newspaper reported that two other reporters, a photographer and a political activist were arrested in connection with the protests. They would be locked up in Evin prison.
Protests around the world
Mahsa’s death has aroused reactions of indignation and protests all over the world: from Berlin to Toronto. Many women have burned their veils and cut their hair. In Berlin, hundreds attended the demonstration for the girl who died after her arrest. Also in this case the girls present cut their hair in the square, as also happened in Toronto, Canada.