Protests Erupt in Iran Over Woman’s Death After Dress-Code Arrest

Mahsa Amini, 22, died in a Tehran hospital a day after she was arrested for allegedly breaching Iran’s strict female dress code. Protests erupted in her hometown in Saqqez, with demonstrators tearing down a poster of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Police responded with tear gas and fired pellets to disperse protesters, according to videos. Iranian police have denied that Ms. Amini was physically mistreated. Iran’s laws require all women to wear a hijab and other clothing worn to demonstrate modesty in Islamic societies.

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