Haircut action by women for Mahsa Amini, who lost her life in Iran

The death of Emini, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols, known as the ‘morality police’, on September 13 in Tehran, on September 16, caused outrage in the country.


In a statement made by the Tehran police after the reaction, it was stated that the Irshad patrol took Emini to the police station for a one-hour “briefing”, and the young woman was transferred to the hospital after she suddenly lost consciousness and suffered from a heart condition.

In the footage broadcast on Iranian state television, it is seen that Emini suddenly fell to the ground after she was brought to the police station and talked to an officer.

Activists on social media, on the other hand, reject the police statement that the young woman “suddenly” lost consciousness, stating that Emini was beaten before she was brought to the police station.


To protest the death of 22-year-old Mahsa, women all over the world, especially Iran, carried out a haircut action.

“Iranian women show their anger by cutting their hair to protest the killing of Amini by the morality police. We are fed up with this regime of gender discrimination,” Iranian activist Masih Alinejad wrote on Twitter.


President İbrahim Reisi had instructed Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi to investigate all aspects of the incident after the events.

While a special research and investigation committee was formed under the Tehran Prosecutor General’s Office and the Ministry of Interior to examine the issue, Tehran Forensic Medicine Directorate announced that the cause of death of the young woman would be announced to the public within 3 weeks.

After the funeral of Mahsa Emini in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17, protests started in Tehran and cities in the west of the country.

* Images of the news are provided by the Associated Press.