Letters to the Editor

Women, life, freedom

Dear Editor,

On Sept. 16, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish girl named Mahsa Amini was beaten to death by the morality police in Tehran, Iran. Her only crime was that she had shown a few strands of her hair from under her hijab (head covering). Her death led to widespread protests against Iranian regime’s oppressive policies.

The protests have been primarily led by young women. These courageous women stand in front of live bullets to demand democracy, freedom and the end to theocracy while chanting “woman-life-freedom” and getting support from many . . .