Mahsa Amini’s death is ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’ for Iran’s defiant youth

Already racked by an economic crisis, Iranians have been taking to the streets to express fury over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the “morality police”, despite a deadly crackdown. It is a case of longstanding anger boiling over – amid intensifying repression since hardline President Ebrahim Raisi took power in 2021.