Amid Protests In Iran, President Raisi Cancels Interview With Veteran Journalist As She Refused To Wear A Headscarf
For some unknown reasons, men think that they can control women as if they are lifeless objects rather than human beings. And if you know anything about what’s happening in Iran, then you should know that women are protesting for their basic rights. In a shocking incident, Veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour said that an interview with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was cancelled after he insisted she wears a headscarf during the interaction.
Veteran journalist Christiane Amanpour, the chief international anchor of CNN shared a picture on her social media account. She said that she was ready for the interview on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Before the interview started, an aide insisted she cover her hair. In a tweet, Christiane Amanpour said that she politely declined. She added that they are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding headscarves and she pointed out that no previous Iranian President demanded this when she had interviewed them outside Iran.
I politely declined. We are in New York, where there is no law or tradition regarding headscarves. I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has required this when I have interviewed them outside Iran. 4/7— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
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The veteran journalist said that she couldn’t agree to this unprecedented and unexpected condition.
In the picture she posted of herself without a headscarf, she was sitting in front of an empty chair where President Raisi would have been. She mentioned that a hardline cleric told her that he was insisting on a headscarf because of “the situation in Iran.”
Protests are sweeping Iran & women are burning their hijabs after the death last week of Mahsa Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police”. Human rights groups say at least 8 have been killed. Last night, I planned to ask President Raisi about all this and much more. 1/7— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) September 22, 2022
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For the unversed, massive protest broke out in Iran after a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died after she was allegedly arrested and severely beaten by the country’s morality police
According to the reports, a non-governmental group mentioned that nearly 31 Iranian civilians have been killed in the crackdown on the protests, in which women have been seen burning headscarves and cutting their hair.