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Why Are People Cutting Their Hair for Iranian Women?

A Swedish member of the European Parliament is just the latest individual to publicly cut their hair in solidarity with Iranian women after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died of suspected police brutality while in custody due to improperly wearing her hijab in public. Her death has sparked nationwide protests, with women and girls removing their hijabs and protesting the treatment of women amid extremely strict laws. Keep scrolling to learn more.

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    What Transpired?

    According to a United Nations report, Iran’s morality police arrested Amini for improperly wearing her hijab in public. After spending three days in custody, Amini collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she passed away. Iranian authorities “severely beat” Amini during her detention, according to the report. An uproar immediately began nationwide due to the harsh and extremely strict rules Iranian women face each day.

    The United Nations calls for an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after the morality police in Iran arrested her for wearing her hijab improperly.

    The United Nations calls for an investigation into the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after the morality police in Iran arrested her for wearing her hijab improperly.

    Mahsa Amini: How one woman's death sparked Iran protests

    Mahsa Amini: How one woman's death sparked Iran protests

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    The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after being detained by Iran’s morality police has sparked unprecedented protests across the country. Videos have emerged across social media showing young protesters, often women, demonstrating in defiance and often facing a violent response from the police. The …

    Standing in Solidarity

    Amid the protests, Individuals across the world are cutting their hair to denounce the treatment of women in Iran and support demonstrators. Some celebrities, including Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard, have joined in. The protests are arguably the country’s biggest in years, and dozens of people have died.

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