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Dr. Soraya Fallah (center), an Iranian Kurd, demonstrates with an image of Zhina Mahsa Amini


Powerful images of protests around the world following the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran

Demonstrators in Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Turkey, and the United States rallied in solidarity with protesters in Iran who have filled the streets over the death of Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish woman who died in police custody on September 16.

Amini was from the Kurdish minority and was with her brother in Tehran when she was arrested by morality police for wearing an “improper hijab.” She allegedly had some hair visible under her headscarf. She fell into a coma after collapsing at the Vozara Detention Centre. She died three days later.

Amini’s death has sparked widespread protests in Iran, with women burning headscarves in a defiant act of resistance against the Islamic Republic's strict dress code.

Now, the world is joining the women who are at the forefront of the fight against Iran’s government.