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I joined BBC West Midlands on Wednesday morning to explain the nationwide protests in Iran over compulsory hijab and the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.

I describe Iran’s “morality police”, the circumstances around Amini’s detention and death, and the subsequent demonstrations for women’s rights and for political and social rights for all Iranians.

These protests may not succeed today. They may not succeed next month. But Iran is a country which is changing, and you hope that people who are protesting peacefully get some kind of support — even as the Iranian leadership finds it is not universally accepted with its repression.

Listen to Discussion from 1:08.57

Iran’s Hijab Protests Challenge Legitimacy of A Weakened Regime