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Nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe twitter update today, support iran protest #mahsaamini

In protest of Mahsa Amini's death, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe cuts off her hair.

A British-Iranian person who spent six years in jail in Iran joins protests after a woman dies while being arrested for wearing a headscarf.

After Mahsa Amini died, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe cut her hair on camera to show her support for protesters in Iran.

Since Amini's death in custody on September 13, there has been a lot of trouble in the Middle Eastern country. Amini was arrested on September 13 for allegedly wearing a hijab headscarf in the wrong way, and she died in jail on September 13.

Nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe twitter update today, support iran protest #mahsaamini
Nazanin zaghari-ratcliffe

In a video given to BBC Persian, Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is British-Iranian and spent six years in jail in Iran, can be seen cutting her hair with scissors, just like the protesters there.

At the end of the video, she said, "For my mother, for my daughter, for the fear of being locked up alone, for the women of my country, for freedom."

In 2016, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Tehran, where she worked as a project manager for a charity. The government of the country accused her of spying, which she denied.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe went home to the UK in March after a long campaign led by her husband, Richard, and talks between the British and Iranian governments.

The morality police in Tehran, Iran, picked up Amini. After being taken to a detention center, the 22-year-old fell down and later died in the hospital. The police said she died of a sudden heart attack, but Amini's family says she was beaten by police.

Since the protests started, at least 450 people had been arrested in Mazandaran, an Iranian province in the north, by Monday, according to Mohammad Karimi, the province's top prosecutor.

The government has shut down the internet and used force to stop the protests.

Monday, the government said that 41 people had died because of the unrest. However, human rights groups said that the real number is at least 76.

Amnesty International said that since the protests started, at least four children have been killed by state forces.

Iran Human Rights, an organization based in Norway, has said that the government used too much force and live ammunition to stop the protests.

Its director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, said, "There is a serious risk that protesters will be tortured or treated badly, and using live ammunition against protesters is a crime on a global scale."

The world must stand up for the fundamental rights of the Iranian people.

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