Bella Hadid condemns Iranian girl’s death | The Express Tribune
Fresh protests erupted in Iran over the death of Mehsa Amini, a 22-year-old girl who was arrested by “morality police” who enforce a strict dress code. Public anger has grown since authorities announced Amini’s death on Friday after three days in a coma.
Celebrities around the world have expressed their anger over this incident. Supermodel Bella Hadid, who is often vocal about subjects she holds close to her heart, took to Instagram and shared her two cents on the matter.
Posting a photo of Amini while she was in the hospital, Hadid captioned the post, “Just wow. Rest in peace Mehsa Amini. You didn’t deserve this. Sending prayers to her family and loved ones.” She reposted photos uploaded by photographer Amanda de Cadenet, who wrote, “This is the devastating and shocking story of a woman who was allegedly ‘wrongfully’ killed for wearing her hijab. Beaten and killed. Mehsa Amini was taken by the ‘Morality Police’ to teach her about the hijab and never revived.
Protesters marched to Hijab Street – or “Headscarf Street” – in central Tehran and denounced the moral police. “Several hundred people shouted slogans against the authorities, some of them took off their hijabs,” the Fars news agency reported, adding that “police arrested several people and used batons and tear gas.” Dispersed the crowd. A short video released by Fars showed a crowd of several dozen people, including women who took off their headscarves in retaliation.