In Iran, snap checkpoints and university purges mark the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini protests

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The Iranian government is intensifying its crackdown on dissent ahead of the anniversary of nationwide protests over the country’s mandatory headscarf law. Despite increasing pressure from authorities, some women are choosing to go without the hijab. The protests that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini, allegedly over the hijab, posed one of the largest challenges to Iran’s theocracy since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

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