On 20 September 2022, during protests, a 62-year old woman named Minoo Majidi was killed by direct shooting of the anti riot police at Nobahar street in Kermanshah.
Minoo Majidi was a 62-year old, Kurdish woman, who lived with her husband and 3 children in the city of Kermanshah. She always believed in freedom and was a really active person according to her daughter, Roya Paraei. She liked sports, literature, and for a while she did some horseback riding.
After the death of Mahsa Amini, when the protests erupted in Iran, Minoo aslo participated in them, fighting for women rights and against the gender apartheid in Iran.
On Sept 20, Minoo Majidi, was chanting slogans with other protestors when security forces on motorbikes shot her at close range. She died with 167 shotgun pellets in her back.
Her body was not given to her family until her funeral, and her medical records were kept a secret. The funeral ceremony of Minoo, was held on 22 September 2022 at the Mina Abad Cemetery in Kermanshah.
After her funeral, the daughter of the deceased, Roya Piraei took a photo of herself with cropped hair and bare-headed standing by her mother’s grave in Iran. She held the hair she had cut off in a symbol of solidarity with the protests.
The photo quickly went viral on the internet, and she had to leave Iran for her safety. Her photo became a symbol of protest for the women of Iran. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron met with her during the meeting with Iran activists in Paris, and the actress, Angelina Jolie interviewed Roya herself.
Read more at: https://time.com/iran-women-angelina-jolie/
Read more at: https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20221112-macron-meets-iran-women-activists-in-paris-and-hails-revolution