More pressure and even more resistance. Iran a year after the protests over the killing of Mahsa Amini
Roughly a year ago, the death of a young Kurdish Iranian girl named Mahsa Amini in custody lit the fuse that would spark a wave of protests that rocked Iran and its hardline government, creating the biggest challenge yet to rule its in decades.
Amini, just 22 years old, was arrested because authorities said she was not wearing the hijab properly. The Republic of Iran requires the headscarf to be worn in a certain way, completely covering the hair.
Amini died after allegedly suffering multiple blows to the head during the police violence. Iranian authorities denied the charges and stated that Amin died of a heart attack; but her family and many outraged Iranians accused the government of a cover-up.
Protests spread across the country and focused on women's rights to demand the overthrow of the entire Iranian regime. But what many people hoped would happen was a full popular revolution that did not actually happen because of the ruling regime. Instead the repression intensified. However, resistance continues in various forms among many Iranians even today.