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ASSASINATED BY IRAN'S DICTATORSHIP.
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
7-5 Oct 2022
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.>
France 24 | The observers
4 Sep 2022
<<'It was apocalyptic': A Sharif University student recounts violent repression of Iran protests.
Iranian university students have been protesting against the Islamic regime in Iran since October 1. Videos document the brutal repression of these protests by the security forces in the universities: dozens have been injured by beatings and shotgun bullets and dozens more were arrested, according to students at these universities. Our Observer, a student at Sharif University, Iran's most prestigious university in Tehran, witnessed the violent clashes. With the start of the Iranian school year in October, nearly all major universities in Iran have joined widespread protests over the death of Mahsa Amini following her arrest by the <morality police>. Human rights organisations have documented the arrest of 106 students by security forces - a figure that does not include those arrested during violent clashes at Sharif University on October 2. The exact number of students arrested is not yet clear. Iranian security forces, in particular Basij forces, a paramilitary branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, have been brutally repressing protests at universities. They cracked down on protesters using batons, shotguns, paintball guns and rifles, accor-ding to our Observers in Iran. On October 2, Sharif University faced one of the most severe repressions of student demonstrations in recent years. The violence of the security forces was so brutal that the local Basij forces, who had initially clashed with the protesters, issued a public statement on October 4 <condemning> the violence against the students and demanding, <The least [the security forces] should do is to guarantee that this violence never happens again, and to make amends for the moral and economic damage done to the students and teachers who were victim of this violence>. In Mashhad, the stronghold of ultra-conservatives in Iran, students protest in <Ferdosi University> Women have taken off their headscarves and are twirling them in the air. #MahsaAmini #IranRevolution2022 pic.twitter.com/4yvfX8xCza . Jina (not her real name) is a student at Sharif University. She was present at the protests at the university on October 2. She was severely injured in the demonstrations, but says she was able to survive <with the help of people and comrades. We were at the university chanting. We were near one of the gates of the university. It was in the afternoon when suddenly the Basiji troops attacked us as if they had come hunting. They suddenly attacked, they took one student and then another and another. We moved further inside the university to avoid arrest and the Basijis started shooting at us with shotguns and paintball guns. We tried to escape through the other gates of the university, but all the gates were locked and we were stuck inside the university.> The regime in Iran is sending security forces inside the Sharif University in Tehran to arrest and shoot students! <Some teachers put themselves between us and the Basijis to clear a safe path for us from the university to the metro station next to the university. The teachers assured us that we could go outside through the gates of the car park. The Islamic Republic is KILLING UNIVERSITY STUDENTS. They are trapped inside Sharif University in Tehran . Pls be their voice.> @taeyeonluve) October 2, 2022. According to eyewitnesses and videos, slogans including <Death to the dictator", <Death to Khamenei>, and <Hey hey ho ho mullahs got to go> were chanted during the protests. Students also chanted <Woman! Life! Freedom!>, a slogan which gained popularity following the death of Mahsa Amini. Even now, I have no idea how many of my comrades were arrested or how many were injured'. As many of us as we could, ran back towards the university... but at that point, the Basijis were there too. They shot at us again and arrested many more.
The news about these savage attacks on us made Mohamadali Zolfigol, the minister of science, research and technology, come to the university later that day. But he just came to insult us and the few tea-chers who were supporting us. In the end, he said he had talked with the security forces and that the gates were safe so we could leave.>>
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Note by Gino d'Artali: You might ask if I'm .... concerning what I call now the surrection of the Kurdish i.e Iranian Women and the Iranian Women and Men against dictator khamenei and what I'd call his facists footsoldiers. Well, Hell yes I am! I'm on the side of anybody and especially the Kurdish and Iranian Women and on the Men choosing sides too!!
Supported by The Guardian org
4 Sep 2022
By Rosie Swash
<<Iran arrests musician as anthem for protests goes viral.
As demonstrations against the death of Mahsa Amini enter their third week in Iran, a protest song by one of Iran's most popular musicians has become the soundtrack to the biggest civil uprising for decades, channelling the rage of Iranians at home and abroad. The lyrics to 'Baraye' by Shervin Hajipour are taken entirely from messages that Iranians have posted online about why they are protesting. Each begins with the word Baraye meaning <For> or <Because of> in Farsi. Hajipour released the song online last week and it quickly went viral, being viewed millions of times across various platforms. Videos show the song being sung by schoolgirls in Iran, blared from car windows in Tehran and played at solidarity protests in Washington, Strasbourg and London this weekend. Hajipour, 25, was reportedly arrested on 29 September, days after the song was released. Accor-ding to messages posted on Twitter by Hajipour's sister and reverified by Human Rights Watch, the intelligence services in Mazandaran province called Hajipour's parents and informed them of his arrest on 1 October. Sources close to Hajipour believe the singer was made to remove the song from Instagram when he was arrested. It has since been registered as having been written by someone else, allowing copyright infringement complaints to be made, resulting in the song being removed by platforms it had been uploaded to. However, the song has already been widely shared and continues to be uploaded by users on YouTube. <This [song] has broken Persian social media tonight. So many of us have cried listening to it over and over. The artist Shervin Hajipour has summed up the deep national sadness and pain Iranians have been feeling for decades, culminating in the tragedy of #MahsaAmini,> BBC correspondent Bahman Kalbasi said. <The single best way to understand Iran's uprising is not any book or essay, but Shervin Hajipour's 'Baraye',> wrote Karim Sadjadpour, of thinktank Carnegie Endowment. <Its profundity requires multiple views.> A campaign is under way calling on the public to nominate the song for a Grammy in the best song for social change category. In the song, Hajipour sings lyrics such as, <For dancing in the streets, for kissing loved ones.> and <for women, life, freedom>, a chant syno-nymous with the wave of protests following Amini's death.>>
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3 Sep 2022
By Maziar Motamedi
<<Riot police raid Iran's Sharif University after student protest.
Tehran, Iran - Several students have been arrested in a raid on a top university in Tehran by Iranian security forces as protests that began more than two weeks ago over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody continue. Students were demonstrating inside the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in the capital on Sunday afternoon when riot police surrounded the university for several hours, trapping the students and leaving several injured, before arresting a number of them in the latest crackdown on protesters, according to an official university students' association and reports on local outlets. Demonstrations have been ongoing in universities in Tehran and across the country since they began on September 17 in Saqqez, Amini's home town in the western province of Kurdistan. She died on September 16 after being arrested days earlier by Iran's morality police, who had determined that she was not following Iran's <modest> dress code rules. The state-run IRNA news website said no one was killed during the unrest at Sharif University, which also saw hundreds - including the concerned families of students stuck inside - flock to the streets surrounding the campus. The campus was eventually cleared, but surrounding streets remained busy until after midnight. After Sunday's events, Sharif University announced that all classes would be held online until further notice.
Saturday and Sunday also saw demonstrations in other major universities in Tehran and cities like Shiraz, Mashhad and Sanandaj.
In some cities, including Tehran, protests spilled into the streets as well. The protests have continued despite severe internet restric-tions that have blocked access to all social media platforms and intensify from the afternoon to midnight each day. On Saturday, Iranians living abroad said they had organised demonstrations in more than 150 cities across the globe, with thousands attending. Dozens of people have been killed during the protests in Iran, and an unknown number arrested. No official tallies have been released so far. Protesters have demanded an end to the dress code imposed on women in Iran, something the Iranian government has rejected. Iranian authorities have attempted to cast the unrest as <riots> rather than <protests> and have said foreign powers and Kurdish secessionist movements have incited unrest. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has attacked what it says are bases operated by Kurdish separatist groups situated in Iraq, most notably in a September 28 attack that killed at least 13 people.>>
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The Guardian| The Observer
1 Oct 2022
<<'Women are in charge. They are leading': Iran protests continue despite crackdowns.
The messages, printed on scraps of paper, were thrown on doorsteps across Iran overnight by protesters determined that an online crack-down would not stop their movement. <The Islamic Republic is falling. Join the people,> said one handed out in northern Rasht city. In southern Ahvaz organisers gave an address and time for protest, and a broader call to action. <If you cannot come, spread the mes-sage so other people come,> it urged readers. Hours later a video from Ahvaz showed women dancing in the street, their hair uncovered, waving their headscarves in the air as a crowd lined up along the edge of the street applauded. Two weeks into a wave of anti-government protests across Iran, authorities in Tehran seem in-creasingly frightened by the scale and determination of the popular uprising against their rule, and increasingly ruthless in their attempts to crush it. The security forces have used live ammunition and brutal force on protesters, and swamped central Tehran with riot police. Dozens of people have been killed - tolls from human rights groups and Iranian state media range between 40 and 83. At least 1,500 have been arrested, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities have tried to hinder planning and reporting of protests with an online crackdown, banning social media apps, restricting internet access and trying to silence celebrities who support the movement. One football player has been arrested; the statue of another has been torn down. The campaign of terror and obstruction has so far scattered the protests, but failed to stop them. Iranian demonstrators are determined to keep coming out. <You see something about a gathering (online) and then you go there, and you are not sure whether you will come back home alive or not,> said Negar*, a protester from Tehran who spoke to the Observer by phone. She pointed out that a revolution brought Iran's current rulers to power long before the digital age. <The people have decided what they have to do. Just remember there was no internet in 1979 and people did what they wanted.> Some protesters set plans for a new gathering before they disperse, or have several familiar protest sites. <We tell each other on the scene where and when we would gather next time. But mostly you know where people would gather, and you do not need to arrange anything,> said Nosheen*, a resident of north Tehran.>>
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Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor
1 Oct 2022
<<'Women, life, liberty': Iranian civil rights protests spread worldwide.
Worldwide protests were being held on Saturday in solidarity with the growing uprising in Iran demanding greater freedom and protesting against the death of Mahsa Amini following her arrest by Iranian morality police. Demonstrations under the slogan <Women, life, liberty> took place in many major cities, including Auckland, London, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Stockholm, Sydney and Zurich. Efforts were also under way inside Iran on Saturday to launch a national strike, mainly in the country's Kurdish cities, as well as to promote the non-payment of taxes to the government. Public anger flared after Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died in custody on 16 September, three days after her arrest for allegedly breaching Iran's strict rules for women on wearing hijab headscarves and modest clothing. After probably the single most violent incident of the protests, security officials were claiming security had been restored in the city of Zahedan, in eastern Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province, where the police had fired on civilians during Friday prayers. As many as 40 people were reported dead after protests were sparked by stories that a policeman had raped a woman. Local hospitals were inundated with wounded people and a police station was torched in rioting that continued overnight. The commander of the local intelligence unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary GuardCorps (IRGC) was killed, official Iranian government sources confirmed. Videos on social media showed burnt out fire engines, bus stations and banks. The government claimed the riots, including shots fired from the crowd, were orchestrated by terrorist groups, but the protesters said the police were firing into crowds at prayer. What will concern the government is if the disparate and apparently leaderless protests, revealing a cultural chasm inside Iran, start to coalesce into a nationwide movement across classes with specific goals.
Student groups claimed that in more than 110 universities, faculties and educational centres went on strike and held a student sit-in in protest against the suppression of street protests following the loss of life. Social media showed protests in campuses across the coun-try. More than 100 university professors have signed a statement demanding the release from detention of their students, adding: <Everyone should appreciate the existence of students who are ready to sacrifice themselves and pay the price to defend freedom, justice and human dignity.> Earlier, the Cooperation Center of the Iranian Kurdistan's Political Parties had called for a nationwide strike, urging support for young Iranians demanding freedom and oppression of women inside Iran. The strike call was being honoured in large parts of Kurdistan, with reports of police shootings in some major towns such as Dehgolan close to the border with Iraq.
In the south there were protests at the strategic port of Bandar Abbas.>>
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Note by Gino d'Artali: read especially this part of the artiticle:
<From house arrest, the reformist politician and former Iranian prime minister Mir-Hossein Mousavi sent out a message...>
30 Sep 2022
<<Iran arrests foreign nationals linked to Mahsa Amini protests.
Iran said Friday that nine foreigners were arrested during deadly street protests sparked by the death of Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, as demonstrations across the country entered a third week amid gunfire. Iran's intelligence ministry said <nine foreign nationals from Germany, Poland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, etc. were arrested at or behind the scene of riots>, along with 256 members of outlawed opposition groups.
Her family have said they have been informed that she was beaten to death in custody. Police say Amini died of a heart attack and deny mistreating her, and Iranian officials say her death is under investigation. Iran has claimed that the daily protests that have swept the country for the past two weeks were instigated by foreigners. Protesters have denied such claims, portraying their actions as a spontaneous uprising against the country's strict dress code, including the compulsory hijab for women in public places. On Friday, Iranian security forces opened fire on angry protesters, fo-reign-based opposition media reported. <Death to the dictator,> bare-headed women chanted in the northwestern city of Ardabil, said Iran International, a Persian-language television station based in London. In the southwestern city of Ahvaz, footage from the chan-nel also showed, security forces firing tear gas to disperse scores of people streaming on to the streets jeering and shouting anti-government slogans. In Zahedan, near Iran's southeastern border with Pakistan, men braved gunfire as they stoned a police station, other footage shared by the channel showed. Stretcher parties were seen carrying away men bloodied by apparent bullet wounds in the footage, which AFP was unable to immediately verify.>>
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