(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 28. The students of
Iran's Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Fars Province
(southern Iran), held a peaceful protest on September 28, 2022,
The students, both males and females, gathered in front of the
university, chanting various slogans. There was no police inside
the university yard and the peaceful action garnered interest from
The protests in Iranian cities are ongoing, prompted by death of
a 22-year old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini, allegedly after being
beaten by Iran's morality police while in custody for violating the
strict hijab-wearing rules. Amini's death on September 16 triggered
mass protests in Iran several days later.
Hijab was made mandatory for women in Iran shortly after the
country's 1979 revolution. Women who break the strict dress code
risk being arrested by Iran's morality police. Based on the dress
code, women are required to fully cover their hair in public and
wear long, loose-fitting clothes.
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