Nour and Yasmin Pahlavi in the demonstration against violence against women and supporting Mehsa Amini and the right to choose a veil

Journalist Negar Mortazavi tells Michael Safi why Amini’s death has sparked such grief and anger. Raha Bahreini, a human rights lawyer at Amnesty International, has been speaking to protesters who have been on the streets.The protesters have vented their anger over the treatment of women and wider repression in the Republic. The nationwide demonstrations rapidly escalated into calls for the overthrow of the clerical establishment that has ruled Iran since its 1979 revolution.

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