Jawad Iqbal Jawad Iqbal

Why Iran’s opposition failed

A demonstrator takes to the streets following the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran (Credit: Getty images)

Today marks the anniversary of the brutal slaying of 22-year old Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s so-called morality police – a death that fuelled mass protests on a scale not seen since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Yet 12 months on from what briefly looked like an unprecedented threat to four decades of theocratic rule under the mullahs, the unpalatable truth is that the protesters have failed in their attempt to bring meaningful change to Iran.

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