An Iranian woman was arrested for eating breakfast at a restaurant without a headscarf amid ongoing protests for girls’s rights in Iran.
Donya Rad and a pal went viral after photographs of them eating on the cafe went viral this week on-line. Coffee outlets just like the one the place the photograph was taken are usually patronized by males solely within the strict Islamic nation.
“After visiting the designated place she was arrested, after just a few hours of no information, Donya advised me in a brief name that she was transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison,” her sister told CNN.
The Tehran lockup is thought for housing political prisoners.
News of the arrest is the most recent proof of actions by the Iranian regime towards its personal individuals in response to 2 weeks of protests following the loss of life of Mahsa Amini in police custody. Amini, 22, was detained by the nation’s infamous “morality police” for permitting a few of her hair to indicate from beneath her hijab. Though Iranian authorities say she died of a coronary heart assault, her household insists she was killed.
“She was tortured, in response to eyewitnesses,” her cousin Erfan Mortezaei told CBS News “She was tortured within the van after her arrest, then tortured on the police station for half an hour, then hit on her head and he or she collapsed.”
So excess of 1,000 individuals have been detained and at the very least 28 reporters have been arrested within the ongoing demonstrations, led by girls, in response to the Committee to Protect Journalists