Protests spread across Iran over death of woman in police custody

Protests spread across Iran on Monday over the death of a young woman in police custody who allegedly violated the country’s strict Islamic dress code, with women removing their compulsory headscarves in the streets and police hitting back with strength.

The demonstrations ended Mahsa AminiFriday’s death poses one of the toughest challenges yet for the one-year-old president’s government Ebrahim Raisicoming as he embarks on a trip to New York for the United Nations General Assembly and questions swirl over the Supreme Leader’s health Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


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