CNN's Chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour refused to wear a hijab for the interview . The interview was called off after Amanpour refused to wear a hijab .
New York, September 23: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi cancelled a scheduled meeting with the US journalist on Thursday because she refused to wear a hijab for the meeting.The meeting came after a woman in police custody was killed for breaking hijab rules, according to CNN's Chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour.Amanpour said on Twitter that she was supposed to wear a headscarf, but that the interview was cancelled due to her refusal.During President Raisis' visit to NY for the United Nations General Assembly, the anchor said she wanted to address the escalating demonstrations in Iran, which include a number of cases in which women are burning their hijabs to condemn Mahsa Amini's death in police detention.We were set after weeks of preparation and eight hours of operation with translation equipment, LEDs, and cameras.She waited 40 minutes for the President to attend the interview, but it was called off.An aide arrived 40 minutes after the interview was due to begin.Since it is the holy months of Muharram and Safar, the president, he said, said I should wear a headcarf.I politely declined. When I have interviewed them outside Iran, I pointed out that no previous Iranian president has required this, Amanpour said as she shared a snapshot of herself, without a hijab, standing in front of a empty chair.The interview was called off after Amanpour refused to wear the Hijab repeatedly, but it was cancelled.And so we walked away.The interview was never conducted. On Wednesday, proponents in Iran escalated, throwing stones at security forces.The protesters screamed anti-government slogans and threw stones at Iranian authorities, according to a press release released by the UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday.Police used tear gas and arrest to disperse crowds of up to 1,000 people as street demonstrations expanded to 15 cities.In a statement, UN experts called for immediate action against peaceful protesters and human rights campaigners in Iran.According to Al Jazeera, Mahsa Amini, 22, was arrested by a special police unit while on a trip to Tehran with her family and subjected to brutal dress codes that strip women of bodily integrity and the rights of thought, expression, and belief. She died and her body was taken to the medical examiners office on Friday, according to Al Jazeera.Following the death of Mahsa Amini, 22 years old, many women protesters cut their hair and wore hijabs to protest the mandatory veiling of women, according to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the group, which is now known as the Gasht-e Ershad (Guidance Patrol), has been reopened in Iran.According to Al Jazeera, the general dress code, which includes all nationalities and faiths, not just Iranian Muslims, requires women to cover their hair and neck with a headscarf.Over the years, women have pushed back, especially in the major cities, putting their headscarves far back on their heads to reveal their hair.