Inside Iran - The Fight Continues
Secret interviews of young dissendents who defied Iran's repressive regime
The protest movement was sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died in custody after being arrested by the morality police for wearing her hijab too loosely. Inspired and led by women, who took off their hijabs in solidarity with Mahsa, the protests gripped the nation for months. The regime’s response was swift and brutal: protesters were beaten, imprisoned and executed. The crowds dissipated but the mood for change did not. Journalists have been communicating via encrypted messaging apps with young Iranians who are still involved with Iran’s protest movement. Despite the risks they agreed to be interviewed to tell their personal stories, share their acts of defiance and reflect on the huge price they have paid in their fight for freedom.