Grave of Jina Amini desecrated

The grave of Jina (Mahsa) Amini was desecrated.

The grave of Jina (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish girl killed in September 2022 by the morality police for "wearing the hijab in an inappropriate way", was desecrated.

It is not yet known who broke the glass plate covering Jina's portrait engraved on her tombstone or the exact date of the desecration.

Jina Amini was born on 22 June 2000 in Saqqez, in Rojhilat (East Kurdistan). Because of the ban on Kurdish first names, she officially bore the first name of Mahsa. She was arrested by the morality police for "wearing the hijab in an inappropriate way" on 13 September 2022 in Tehran, where she had gone with her brother.

She died three days later in the hospital she was brought to after being beaten and tortured in police custody. On 17 September, during her funeral in her hometown of Saqqez, in Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan), the women removed their veils and chanted "Jin, Jiyan, Azadî" (Woman, Life, Freedom), protesting against the obligation to wear the hijab.

The protests in Rojhilat and Iran continue today despite the murder of hundreds of civilians, including children, and the arrest of tens of thousands of others. Several demonstrators were sentenced to death and are currently being executed.