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Mahsa Amini’s Family Remembers Her a Year After Her Death in Iran

Her face has appeared on billboards in Times Square and murals in Paris and Berlin. It has been featured on the Barcelona soccer team’s private jet and printed on T-shirts representing Iran’s flag. Streets in Vienna and Los Angeles have been named after her. Last year, thousands of people waved placards with her face at rallies in Iran and around the world, shouting her name. Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman from Saghez, Iran, became a global icon after her death in the custody of the country’s morality police for allegedly violating the hijab law. Her death sparked nationwide protests and became known as the “Mahsa movement,” the most significant challenge to the ruling clerics since 1979. Security forces responded with a violent crackdown, resulting in the arrest and killing of numerous protesters. Despite her newfound global fame, Mahsa was remembered by her family as a quiet, polite, and reserved daughter and sister. Her parents have faced increased pressure and arrests ahead of the anniversary of her death. While she emerged as a symbol of resistance, Mahsa was also a beloved family member to her relatives and friends.