Content Warning: This article contains depictions of violence against women

About 150 members of the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Iranian communities gathered Saturday for a vigil in memory of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who died September 16, while in the custody of the Morality Police of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Amini’s death caused protests against police brutality in Iran and around the world. In Ann Arbor, those present held photos of Amini, chanted slogans in Farsi, Iran’s official language, and demanded more rights for Iranian women.

Amini was arrested in Tehran after she was accused of improperly covering her hair with a hijab and subsequently taken to a “re-education center” where people are arrested if they do not follow the rules of the Islamic Republic modesty. According to Amini familythe police brutalized Amini, allegedly beating her, causing her to fall into a coma and thereafter to die.

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