Donya Rad was arrested under the anti-hijab law. (Photo: News Nation)
- A woman is arrested after eating breakfast without a hijab in an Iranian restaurant
- Donya Raad was infamously imprisoned for Tehran’s brutality
- 83 died in the police action against the agitators
Iranian security forces have arrested a woman, Donya Raad, eating breakfast in a public place like a restaurant without a hijab. Donya’s arrest comes after a photo of her went viral on social media, in which she is having breakfast at a traditional Iranian restaurant with another woman. This photo is said to have first surfaced on Wednesday, where she was eating breakfast without a hijab in a male-dominated cafe. According to Donya’s sister, the security agency contacted her sister and asked her to explain her actions. Nothing was known about Donya for several hours, then in a very brief phone call, Donya said she was being held in Ward 209 of Even Jail. Tehran’s Even prison is notorious for its cruelty to prisoners. Iran’s political opponents are usually held here. Its management is under the Ministry of Intelligence of Iran.
The anti-hijab movement intensifies after the death of Mahsa Amini in custody
After the ban of the Kurdish girl Mahsa Amini under the hijab law and her death at the same time, there has been a huge movement against the hijab laws in Iran. Expressing support for Mehsa, women are traveling on buses without hijabs. Sharing photos of her haircut on social media. Along with this, Iran’s Police have also struggled to establish control over the movement. In recent days, security forces have also started arresting influential Iranians. Among them are the names of the writer and poet Mona Borjui, the Iranian football player Hossein Mahini and Faizeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of the former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani. Also arrested this week was Iranian singer Sherwin Hajipour, who sang a song based on tweets about the movement.
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So far 83 killed in the action of the Iranian security forces
It has been two weeks since the movement against the Iranian government began after the death of Mahsa Amini. During this, dozens of people were killed in the police action. According to the Iranian Human Rights Organization, 83 people, including children, have been killed so far in the police crackdown. Over a thousand people were arrested last week. Not only this, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, 28 journalists have been arrested so far. The situation has come so far that Amnesty International is itself investigating the repressive actions of the Iranian police and security forces.
First published: October 01, 2022, 5:46:49 PM
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