A recap of Mahsa Amini’s death and the state’s cover-up
Mahsa Amini (Zhina) was a young girl from Saqqez who had just been accepted to university and had come to Tehran with her family to visit her relatives. On September 13, 2022, she was arrested near the Haqqani metro station in Tehran on charges of improper veiling. She was then transferred to the Morality Police headquarters. Some 2 hours later, Mahsa fell into a coma after being beaten severely by police. She died on September 16.
Mahsa Amini’s murder provoked the anger of Iranians and sparked a flaming uprising that lasted several months across more than 200 Iranian cities.