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 October 6

by Carolina

Donya Dadrasan, an Iranian pop star with over 2.5 million followers on Instagram, moved to Australia when she was 12 years old, but she remembers her female family members being terrified of the authorities back in Iran. They worried that if their hijabs did not sufficiently cover their hair that they would be fined, arrested or even hit. “All the women around me were always scared and stressed when they saw the morality police,” she said in an interview.

Ms. Dadrasan, 24, who sings in Persian and is popular among young people in Iran, made a music video earlier this year, “Amoo Hassan,” that showed an imagined interaction with Iranian security forces. So when the singer heard the news on Sept. 16 that Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman, died in police custody after allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code, she was outraged. 

Original posted at www.wsj.com

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