Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina (Her Kurdish surname) Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran)
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She was severly beaten by the 'morality
police' because she was not wearing her jihab the right way. A
final blow to her head caused her death. Now
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30 Sep 2022
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When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali
30 Sep 2022
After the assisination of Jina Mahsa Amini by the 'morality police' under the command of the dictator khamenei, immediately both the Kurdish-Iranians as well as the Iranian women all joined by men protested with a very clear shout: 'Down with the dictator'. They where and are supported in this by unaccounted Kurdisch and Iranian women and men spreaded out in more than a dozen mostly Western European countries and other countries. Diplomaticly they find support from the United Nations and the European Union who demand a transparant and thorough investigation. I would not be surprised if history is about to be written when the khamenei dictatorship is about to be overtrown. Mind my words: Jina Mahsa Amini will not have died in vain nor did all the protesters who died!
30 Sep 2022
<<Iran protests over Mahsa Amini's death continue as rights group reports dozens dead.
Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of a young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations.
<At least 83 people including children, are confirmed to have been killed in (the) #IranProtests,> Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based group, said on Twitter. Despite the growing death toll and a fierce crackdown by authorities, videos posted on Twitter showed demon-strators calling for the fall of the clerical establishment in Tehran, Qom, Rasht, Sanandaj, Masjed-i-Suleiman and other cities.>>
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By Mark Owen
<<Death of Mahsa Amini Iran' State brutality and repression.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had <saddened> everyone in the Islamic Republic, but warned that <chaos> would not be accepted amid spreading violent protests over Mahsa Amini's death. Amini's death two weeks ago has sparked anti-government protests across Iran, with protesters often calling for the end of the Islamic clerical establishment's more than four decades in power. For more on Iran's worst unrest since 2009, FRANCE 24 is joined by Javaid Rehman, UNHRC's Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In his capacity at the UN Human Rights Council, he has called for a <transparent inquiry> that would lead to <accountability for the perpetrators> for what he deems a <very serious criminal offense.> >>
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29 Sep 2022
By Nadeem Badshah
<<Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe cuts her hair in protest over death of Mahsa Amini.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has filmed herself cutting her hair in solidarity with protesters in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini.
The past 11 days have seen significant unrest in the Middle Eastern country after the death in custody of Amini, who had been arrested on 13 September for allegedly wearing a hijab headscarf in an impro-per way. In line with protesters in Iran, Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian national who spent six years in jail in Iran, is seen cutting her hair with scissors in footage given to BBC Persian. At the end of the video, she said: <For my mother, for my daughter, for the fear of solitary confinement, for the women of my country, for freedom.>
Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in 2016 in Tehran while working as a charity project manager. She was accused of spying by the country's authorities which she denied. After a long-running campaign led by her husband, Richard, and negotiation between the British and Iranian governments, Zaghari-Ratcliffe returned home to the UK in March.>>
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28 Sep 2022
<<'Who's going to defend us?': Iran protest movement wins wave of support in West.
The Iranian protesters who have demonstrated across the country for 12 consecutive nights over the death of Mahsa Amini are keen to amplify their message in the West as international observers focus on the theocratic regime's repression of women.
Anger is only mounting among the Iranian protesters who have defied a crackdown to decry Amini's death on September 16 in the custody of the Islamic Republic's morality police. <We're like the Afghan women the West has abandoned to the Taliban. Who's going to defend us in the end? I saw how your president [France's Emmanuel Macron] treated [Iranian President] Ebrahim Raisi with kid gloves at the UN,> said Niloufar*, a protester in Tehran contacted by FRANCE 24. The 39-year-old office worker has a bruise about 10 centimetres wide on her left arm, as shown in a photo she has posted on social media. <I was hit by a baton; the police officer was hitting me with all his strength,> Nilfour said. She has been out protesting after work, night after night. <But what I've been through is nothing compared to what others have suffered. Today my arm has gotten better. But my heart is broken.> Ten days passed before the French foreign ministry, the Quai d'Orsay, condemned the Iranian authorities' violent response to the protests rocking Iran every night. Although it decried Amini's death on September 19, it took until September 26 for the Quai d'Orsay to release a comminique expressing its <strongest condemnation> of the repression of demonstrations adding that Paris was examining, along with its European partners, the <options available> in response to these rights abuses. Before that French foreign ministry statement, Macron had met Iran's hardline President Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Macron expressed his <shock> over Amini's death in <morality police> custody and demanded a <transparent in-vestigation>. The French president also told the press that he had <insisted> that the Islamic Republic respect women's rights.
But several of France's Western partners produced stronger responses, notably Germany, which summoned the Iranian ambassador on Monday about the crackdown, and Canada, which prepared sanctions on a dozen Iranian officials and bodies including the morality police. Meanwhile the protests and the repressive state response have continued unabated. The exact number of victims remains unknown. According to official figures, at least 41 people have been killed, including both protesters and members of the security forces. The NGO Iran Human Rights says at least 76 people have been killed in the protests.
News has filtered down more slowly than usual because the Iranian authorities have restricted access to the Internet since September 21 to prevent demonstrators from protesting on social media. Younger Iranians in particular have been able to circumvent this by using VPNs and Tor software but the con-nection can still be slow and random. Yet many Iranians have managed to get around the censorship and amplify their message among a Western audience horrified by events in Iran. On Instagram, the most popular social network in Iran, protesters have called on the Iranian diaspora to demand robust responses in the countries where they live. That gives them quite a megaphone seeing as more than four million Iranians live abroad. From Paris to London to Berlin to Los Angeles to Santiago, many striking images in support of Iranian protesters have done their rounds in the media. In just a few days, more than 100 million tweets have gone out with the hashtag Mahsa Amini in Farsi, helping make the young woman into an icon of resistance. One of Iran's most fa-mous faces, Oscar winning film director Asghar Farhadi, has called for people across the globe to support the demonstators. <You must have heard recent news from Iran and seen images of progressive and courageous women leading protests for their human rights alongside men. They are looking for simple yet fundamental rights that the state has denied them for years. This society, especially these women, has traveled a harsh and painful path to this point, and now they have clearly reached a landmark,> the filmmaker wrote in an Instagram post.>>
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30 Sept 2022
<<Iran committed 'crimes against humanity' in 2019 crackdown: lawyers.
Iran's government and security forces committed <crimes against humanity> in their suppression of huge nationwide protests in 2019, an international panel of lawyers probing the crackdown concluded on Friday. The Iran Atrocities (Aban) Tribunal, which was convened by various human rights groups, heard evidence from over 250 wit-nesses as it investigated whether the Iranian regime broke inter-national law in its response to the demonstrations. The protests, of a magnitude rarely seen in Iran following the 1979 Islamic Revo-lution and being repeated across the country in recent weeks, erupted nationwide in November 2019 after a sudden hike in fuel prices. Activists say the authorities managed to impose control only after a ruthless crackdown that, according to Amnesty International, left at least 304 people dead in a deliberate policy to shoot at de-monstrators. The London tribunal said expert evidence suggested that the actual number killed was likely far larger and possibly as high as 1,515. <The panel unanimously finds... beyond a reasonable doubt that the Iranian government and the security forces designed and implemented a plan to commit crimes against humanity,> the tribunal's six legal experts said in their judgment summary. It found various branches of the regime -- from the interior ministry to the feared Basij militia -- conducted murder, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture and sexual violence to quell the protests and conceal its crimes.
'Case to answer'
Five of the six serving as jurists also concluded that protestors and bystanders were <discriminately targeted for their collective involvement in the protests or their perceived association> with them. They cited 161 people as perpetrators of the alleged crimes against humanity, including supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, former president Hassan Rouhani, and nearly a dozen other senior regime figures.>>
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