Woman Cuts Long Hair to Protest Iranian Woman’s Death shorts

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Women have been sharing videos online of them cutting their hair off to protest Mahsa Amini’s death, according to multiple media reports. A video posted by Twitter user Faezeh Afshan showed her cutting her long locks with a pair of scissors. Iran is facing global criticism and calls to properly investigate the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been held in custody by Iran’s morality police for improperly wearing her hijab, or headscarf. The incident has sparked days of protests that have turned deadly in Iran. Nada Al-Nashif, the acting U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said Tuesday, "Mahsa Amini's tragic death and allegations of torture and ill-treatment must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated by an independent competent authority.” Amini was detained last week by Iranian authorities and taken to a police station where she collapsed. She died three days later. Iranian police say she died of a heart attack and have denied mistreating her. Authorities say they are investigating the incident, but widespread protests against Amini’s detention and death have erupted throughout much of Iran, with three deaths d to the unrest. https://www.voanews.com/a/international-calls-grow-for-probe-of-iranian-woman-death-after-arrest-by-morality-police/6757152.html » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com/ » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews/ » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews
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