Iran: one year after the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini 

On Tuesday, MEPs will discuss the situation in Iran and mark Amini’s death that sparked months of mass protests in the country.

Arrested by the morality police on 13 September 2022 for allegedly ignoring Iran’s strict veiling laws, Jina Mahsa Amini died in a Tehran hospital three days later following physical abuse while in custody. Her death sparked protests that spread around the country with at least 500 people killed after the Iranian authorities clamped down on the demonstrations with brutal force.

In resolutions adopted following Amini’s death, the European Parliament called for EU sanctions against her killers and all responsible for human rights violations in Iran including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Ebrahim Raisi and all foundations (‘bonyads’) linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG).

Debate: Tuesday, 12 September