Topic: The Death of Mahsa Amini in Iran

For this week’s Coffee & Conversation, we’ll discuss the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died in custody after she was arrested by morality police in Iran for allegedly breaching the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women. Thousands have taken to the streets to protest against Iran’s hijab laws.

“Amini’s death has reignited anger over issues including restrictions on personal freedoms in Iran, the strict dress codes for women and an economy reeling from sanctions.” – (Reuters)

Suggested Reading: 

Who is Mahsa Amini, and Why Did Her Death Spark Protests – (The Wall Street Journal)

Mahsa Amini Was Arrested For ‘Bad Hijab.’ But the Only ‘Bad Hijab’ Is a Forced One – (ELLE)

I Think the Women Are Winning – (The Atlantic)

Mahsa Amini: how one woman’s death ignited protests in Iran – (The Guardian)



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