After a 22-year-old Kurdish woman died for not wearing hijab and trouser properly while in police custody, a tragic incident has aroused anger in the public.
Protests that started on Saturday at the funeral of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran’s Kurdistan area spread around the nation, sparking clashes as security authorities tried to put an end to them. During a speech on Wednesday honouring the 1980–88 Iran–Iraq war, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made no mention of the protests, which have been among Iran’s worst trouble since street clashes over water shortages last year. In the southern city of Shiraz, according to the official IRNA news agency, a “police assistant” died on Tuesday from his wounds. A police assistant was killled as a result of a fight between some persons and police officers. IRNA reported that this incident injured four other police staff.
The family of Amini received condolences from a senior Khamerei assistant this week.