Hundreds have rallied in Perth in solidarity with the people of Iran, after mass protests erupted over the death in custody of a woman detained by the country’s morality police.
Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested on September 13 for wearing her head scarf too loosely and fell into a coma in custody, dying three days later.
Iranian authorities claim she had a heart attack, but her family deny she had any health conditions and say she was beaten to death.
In Perth’s Forrest Chase on Sunday up to 400 people gathered, with many bearing signs including “No to forced hijab” and “Down with dictator”, as well as chants such as “Women want freedom” and “Free, free Iran”.
Tara – who did not wish to give her surname – left Iran 10 years ago due to oppression and said she hoped protests around the world would spread awareness.