Iran, Mahsa Amini’s father arrested: she died a year ago. And chaos breaks out: officers open fire on demonstrators


By John

Security forces in Iran have shot at some people who were demonstrating in Tehran on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who lost her life after being placed in custody because she was not wearing the veil correctly. We learn this from videos published on social media. Some protesters were arrested in the Iranian capital, near the University of Tehran and Azadi Square. Officers blocked access to cemeteries where protesters killed in clashes during last year’s demonstrations are buried.

Mahsa Amini’s father arrested

Amjad Amini, the father of Mahsa, who died exactly one year ago in Tehran after being placed in custody by the moral police because she did not wear the veil correctly, was arrested while leaving his home in Saqqez. The NGO ‘Hengaw’ and various Iranian dissident accounts on social media made this known. In recent days, as the anniversary of his daughter’s death approached and the anti-government protests that exploded immediately afterwards, the man had been placed under surveillance and was asked not to hold ceremonies to commemorate Mahsa. After being taken into custody, the man was released but later placed under house arrest along with the rest of his family, activists said on social media. The Amini family’s house in Saqqez has been sealed off by officers since yesterday. In recent days, Amjad Amini had been summoned at least four times by the security forces who ordered him not to give interviews and statements and not to hold ceremonies for his daughter on the first anniversary of her death otherwise his son Ashkan would also be arrested but Amjad insisted and expressed his desire to commemorate Mahsa on the anniversary day. The uncle of the girl who died a year ago, 30-year-old Safa Aeli, was arrested on September 6 and later taken to an unknown location.