Women in Buenos Aires protest death of Jina Amini

Jina Mahsa Amini was arrested by the Iranian moral and religious police for not wearing the hijab as prescribed. The medical and family versions indicate that she died from multiple blows to the head.

Some hundred women gathered in front of the Iranian embassy in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to repudiate the murder by Tehran's "moral police" of the young Kurdish woman, Jina Mahsa Amini.

Jina Mahsa Amini was arrested by the so-called Iranian moral and religious police during a family visit to the capital, Tehran, for not wearing the hijab as prescribed. The police took her to the police station to carry out "awareness and training measures" on the dress code. She left the police station in a coma. According to the police, she fainted there from heart failure.

The family's account of the circumstances surrounding Amini's death differs significantly from the official version: the young woman was violently arrested in the presence of her brother because her headscarf was not fixed properly and some strands of hair were visible.

According to other accounts, Jina Mahsa Amini was hit on the head after her arrest, causing a brain haemorrhage that led to her coma and eventually her death. The Iranian police vehemently reject this account and have tried to prove her version with unverifiable video recordings.

Following Amini's death, the protests spread in the streets and were widely replicated on social media. According to official data, 39 people died. The Oslo-based Iranian Human Rights Organization (IHR) announced that at least 50 people had been killed in protests.