Mahsa Amini's Death: Iranians Unite In Rage And Mourning

“You did not die, your name will be a code” is inscribed on her tombstone. Mahsa Amini's name is already more than just a code. 

Last Wednesday, the hashtag #MahsaAmini was mentioned more than 1.5 million times on Twitter, making it the most discussed topic on the social network for hours. 

Her name was also shouted during demonstrations in the streets and on college campuses across Iran. 

A post on Instagram from Tehran's Kasra Hospital claims that Mahsa Amini was brain dead upon admission was later deleted. 

Reports from women who were brought to the station with Mahsa say that the morality police hit them. According to her brother, she had signs of torture on her body. 

Reactions like these bring to mind the aftermath of the 8 January 2020 incident, in which a passenger plane from Ukraine was shot down by two missiles fired by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards near Tehran. 

On September 13th, as Mahsa Amini was leaving a Tehran metro station with her brother and other relatives, she was arrested. Their