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Source: RFE/RL

Sep 14, 2023

Mahsa Amini: The Funeral That Sparked Nationwide Anti-Government Protests In Iran

On September 17, 2022, thousands of people gathered in silence for the funeral of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who had died mysteriously in police custody. One year later, a family friend who was there recalls the moment the crowds erupted in anger -- and the brutal police reaction that followed. It was the beginning of a wave of nationwide anti-government protests that have shaken Iran's Islamic regime.

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