Chronology of the Mahsa Amini Case: Hijab, Moral Police, to the Big Demonstration

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Chronology of the Mahsa Amini Case: Hijab, Moral Police, to the Big Demonstration

Friday, September 23, 2022

Chronology of the Mahsa Amini Case: Hijab, Moral Police, to the Big Demonstration
Chronology of the Mahsa Amini Case: Hijab, Moral Police, to the Big Demonstration


 edisiindonesia.com- Tehran - The Islamic Republic of Iran is gripping because of massive demonstrations. Iranians, especially women, have protested the death of a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini.


As of Friday (23/6/2022), AP News reported at least 26 people had died. Iranian women have boldly removed their hijabs in public in protest.


The moral police were also the target of protests. Because they arrested Mahsa Amini because of the hijab problem.


The following is the chronology of the Mahsa Amini case as summarized by various sources:


September 13, 2022: Wrong Wearing Hijab


According to an AP News report, Mahsa Amini was arrested on September 13 in Tehran. He was not actually a Tehrani, but had just visited from the Kurdish region of western Iran.


The reason she was arrested by the moral police was for not wearing the hijab properly. According to the regulations in force in Iran.


September 16, 2022: Lives Fly


Mahsa Amini collapsed while at the police station. Three days later he was declared dead.


The police denies committing violence against Mahsa Amini. The woman's cause of death was said to be a heart problem.


However, Amnesty Iran said Mahsa Amini's death was suspicious. They called for a criminal investigation of the moral police.


"All responsible agents and officials must face justice," Amnesty Iran wrote on Twitter. Community protests began.


September 17, 2022: Funeral


Al Arabiya reported that Mahsa Amini was buried on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Demonstrations also broke out on the day of the funeral.


Demonstrators gathered in Saqez, the city where Mahsa Amini lives. They condemned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khomeini.


September 18, 2022: Iranian President Calls Victim's Family


On Sunday (18/9), Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called Mahsa Amini's family. According to a report on the Iran International website, the government promised to resolve this case.


"Your daughters and all the Iranian girls are my children too, and the feeling of this incident is like losing my dearest children," he said.


19 September 2022: Police Description vs. Victim's father


The father of the victim, Amjad Amini, admitted that his daughter was beaten while in the police car. This is different from the police statement which said Mahsa Amini died of heart problems.


"It is not clear how he was beaten. The women who were in the ambulance said he was hit in the head," Amjad Amini told Kurdish media, Rudaw.


Amjad Amini also confirmed that the news on Iranian television that his daughter had collapsed due to illness was a hoax.


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