As protests in Iran and parts of Europe heat up, powerful pictures and videos from around the world have emerged highlighting the women’s movement in solidarity with Mahsa Amini, the 23-year-old girl who died in morality police prison.
One such deadly gesture was seen on camera and has since received a lot of social media attention. The sister of one of the several protestors who have perished in Iran’s anti-Hijab uprising is shown in the video cutting off her hair during his funeral. The video, which was captured at a man’s funeral, shows the protester’s sister sobbing uncontrollably as she cuts her hair in front of her brother’s body by using scissors. She tears and laments the loss of her sibling as she aggressively throws hair fragments onto the coffin. She is surrounded by other women who can be heard crying.
Javad Heydari's sister, who is one of the victims of protests against the murder of #Mahsa_Amini, cuts her hair at her brother's funeral.#IranRevolution #مهسا_امینیpic.twitter.com/6PJ21FECWg— 1500tasvir_en (@1500tasvir_en) September 25, 2022
At least 41 people, mostly protestors but also security officers from the Islamic republic, have died since the unrest started, according to AFP. Other reports claim that the actual number is higher. Iran Human Rights (IHR), an organisation based in Oslo, said on Sunday evening that at least 57 people had died. However, IHR highlighted that persistent internet outages made it more and more impossible to establish fatalities in a situation where the women-led rallies have spread to other towns.
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