For Immediate Release - September 27, 2022
Contact: Keith Sterling, Chief Communications Officer - (714) 600-0952
Beverly Hills City Hall to be Lit in Memory of
Beverly Hills, Calif. – To honor the life and legacy of an Iranian woman murdered in a horrific act of violence, beginning this Thursday evening and through the weekend Beverly Hills City Hall will be illuminated with the message “Justice for Mahsa Amini.”
22-year-old Mahsa Amini died earlier this month in the custody of Iran’s “morality police” who enforce the strict hijab rules of the country. The rules mandate covered hair and loose-fitting robes for women. It is believed that Amini was taken into custody and severely beaten by the officers – she later fell into a coma and died.
“What happened to Mahsa Amini is a disgusting, heinous act that is inhumane and unbearable to comprehend,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse. “The Beverly Hills City Council strongly condemns this evil, cruel, and barbaric act and strongly supports that all women deserve to live a life without repression, brutal violence and restrictions on their basic human rights.”
Shortly after Amini’s death at the Beverly Hills City Council meeting of September 20th, Mayor Bosse opened the meeting with comments followed by a moment of silence and all Councilmembers expressed united outrage over this criminal act.
Many Iranian women are removing their veils in protest of the long standing rules while international human rights organizations are calling for a criminal investigation into her death.
City Hall will be lit from the evening of Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2.