“We’ve ended up prisoners in our own lands”
Iran is being rocked by protests in which at least 26 people have died, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in the I newspaper. The trigger was Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman arrested by “morality police” last week for not wearing her hijab properly. She died in custody, after allegedly being beaten and tortured. It’s a depressing reminder that the autocrats in charge of most Muslim-majority countries “do not give a damn about the human rights of their people”. Iran follows China in Amnesty International’s list of the top state killers, with Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia rounding out the top five.