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This Video Does Not Feature Mahsa Amini Burning Quran

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
Spirituality & Religion
24th September 2022
This Video Does Not Feature Mahsa Amini Burning Quran
Mahsa Amini is not featured in the video (Twitter)

The Claim

In a video, Mahsa Amini and her brother are seen burning the Quran.

Emerging story

Following Mahsa Amini's death, social media users and websites began sharing a video purporting to show Mahsa Amini and her brother burning the Quran.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the viral claim and discovered it to be misleading.

The video circulating is not related to Mahsa Amini. 

The Video Does Not Feature Mahsa Aminia and Her Brother

After a reverse image search, Misbar discovered the video is outdated and does not show Mahsa Aminia and her brother burning the Quran.

On June 19, 2019, the video was uploaded to YouTube by the channel known as Sara Salamt.

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Reza Khaksar and Somayye Salamat are seen in the video setting fire to a copy of the Quran as part of a dare challenge.

The video caption reads, "Reza Khaksar and Somayye Salamat's challenge of burning the Quran."

Below is a photo of Mahsa Amini and the women in the video.

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Who Is Mahsa Amini?

Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurd from the northwest city of Saqez, died on Friday at a hospital after being in a coma for three days.

She was detained by morality officers while touring the capital city of Tehran with her family, and she was charged with violating a law that requires women to cover their arms and legs with loose clothing and their hair with a hijab.

Ms. Amini's head was reportedly smashed onto a police car after she was hit in the head with a baton by police officers.

The police department has denied any involvement in Ms. Amini's death by brutality and instead cited "sudden heart failure" as the cause.

Protests Erupt in Response to Amini’s Death

The death of Amini has sparked mass protests in Iran's major cities, including Tehran, Isfahan, Karaj, Mashhad, Rasht, Saqqes, and Sanandaj.

Since Mahsa Amini's death, at least 26 people had been killed during protests, according to reports from Iranian news agencies on Friday.

UN Demands Accountability for Amini’s Death

Experts at the United Nations have strongly condemned the murder of Mahsa Amini. They also denounced the brutality observed by Iranian security forces against protesters demanding justice for Amini's death and proponents of human rights in various cities across the country. 

They urged the Iranian government to immediately stop using deadly force to halt protests.

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These Videos Do Not Show the Moment Mahsa Amini Was Arrested

This Photo Was Taken in July 2022, Not During the Current Mahsa Amini Protests

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