The actress Maryam Bobani also removed her hijab in protest of Mehsa Amini’s death
“Instead, the United States and the people mourn her. We call on the government to end its systemic persecution of women and to allow peaceful protest,” he tweeted. Amini’s father said when he reached the hospital, he was not allowed to see the body, but he managed to get a glimpse of bruising on her foot. Authorities then pressured him to bury her at night, apparently to reduce the likelihood of protests. But Amini’s father said the family convinced them to let them bury her at 8am instead. Amini, who was Kurdish, was buried on Saturday in her home city of Saqez in western.