Iranian security forces have taken into custody Faeseh Hashemi, the daughter of influential Iranian ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, in connection with the recent protests. According to the Tasnim news agency on Wednesday, Hashemi was "arrested" by the security service for supporting women's protests in the capital Tehran. According to Tasnim, she had tried to motivate women to take part in the protests. This is currently classified as a criminal offense in Iran.
The trigger for the eleven-day protests in Iran is the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. She was arrested by the Morality Police for violating the strict Islamic dress code and died on September 16 under unclear circumstances. The demonstrators speak of police violence, which the authorities firmly reject.