Watch this 2-minute compilation of the widespread riots in Iran this week after a young woman died in the custody of the morality police
ยท Sep 22, 2022 ยท

Protests in Iran are now entering the seventh day after a 22-year-old Kurdish woman named Mahsa Amini was detained by Iran's morality police on September 13 for not properly wearing a hijab, then collapsed into a coma, dying three days after her imprisonment.

Reports indicate that Amini was severely beaten by police, who reportedly hit her in the head with batons and slammed her head against the side of a vehicle. The Iranian government says there was no abuse and that Amini died of "sudden heart failure."

This is what the past week of protests and riots has looked like after her death:

[Warning: Violence]

Last Wednesday, Amini's father told the BBC he was not allowed to see his daughter's body after her death โ€“ authorities allegedly only allowed him to see her face and her legs, which he says were bruised.

More from the BBC:

The BBC's Kasra Naji reports that central and some northern parts of Tehran became thick with tear gas on Wednesday night as riot police, assisted by plainclothes security forces, attacked protesters in several neighbourhoods.

The protesters set fire to big waste containers and blocked access to some streets, while shouting slogans against the Supreme Leader.

Scores of protesters were reportedly arrested, as security forces went door-to-door at homes and shops where they had taken refuge, our correspondent says.

There were also reports of police stations and other government buildings being overrun or set on fire, as protests took place in dozens of other cities.

Iran has been run by a Shi'ite Islamic dictatorship since 1979. Women are regularly beaten and imprisoned by the morality police for failing to dress according to the strict regulations of the government.

Here are some more videos of the protests:

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