Women in Yemen voice support for Iran protests

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Yemeni women tell A24 that mass protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini give strength to Arab women who are also defending the freedom to choose their clothing and secure inheritance rights.

The twenty-two-year-old Amini was arrested on Sept 13 in Teheran for “unsuitable attire” by the morality police. She died three days later in hospital after falling into a coma.

Many Yemenis oppose Iran’s current government due to Tehran’s support for the Houthi group, which they blame for a bloody seven-year-long civil war. Student Sama Al-Fadla told A24 that Iranian women have bravely seized an opportunity to defend their rights.

Ghadeer, a student at Taiz University, added that the killing of women in Iran for not wearing a headscarf is a form of oppression not practiced by Arab governments.

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