Unfortunately this is a new part of the Zan, Zendagi,
Azadi revolution i.e. JINA-FFF meaning FacingFaces and Facts. And the
real name of Jhina was Jina Mahsa Amini.
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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.>
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Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the Zan,
zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran
and the ZZA Revolution per month: May --April--March--Feb--Jan 2023
covering the period of the 'Women Life Freedom' revolution in 2023 and with links to the period of the murdering of Jina Mahsa Amini
on September 2022 'till December 2022..
updated 12 May 2023
BLINDING AS A WEAPON
<Persian social media is full of young people who say they were shot in the eye by security forces>
Iranwire - April 25, 2023 - By Aida Ghajar
<<Blinding as a Weapon (36): Back to <Routine Life> after Losing an Eye
In the series of reports <Blinding as a Weapon,> IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire, which can make their identities and medical records available to international legal authorities and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the story of Elham, a 35-year-old woman who had left the door to her house open so that protesters could take shelter when attacked by security forces. She was herself shot and lost an eye. More than six months after the incident, Elham wants to remain anonymous. She fears retaliation by security forces but also of the judgment of her relatives and other people in her community. <I look at myself once every few days. Before I go to work, I look at a glass. When I see that my eyelid is hanging down, I get heartsick. I look at my eye in the mirror but my eye does not look at me,> she says while crying. <It is so dastardly to shoot at the eye.>
Elham received a master's degree in mathematics, married three years ago and moved to the southern province of Hormozgan, where she works for a commercial firm.She is the family's youngest child. She lost her mother in 2015 and his elderly father keeps repeating, <I am sure your eyesight will return because you have such a kind heart.> Elham's eye was blinded during a protest in a city in Hormozgan province on November 11, 2022.
<I Always Remember his Smirk>
That night, Elham heard loud noises in the street and stepped out. She noticed several women hiding among the trees. Members of the security forces on motorcycles shone their flashlights toward the trees and kicked every woman they saw. <I was frozen. Several women leaned out of the windows of the apartment opposite to our home and started shouting 'You rascals! Let them go. Why are you beating them?' One of the agents who were riding on the backseat of the motorcycles jumped down, turned his gun toward the windows and threatened everybody to go inside. My husband and I were so terrified that we were unable to move.> The agents left and Elham and some neighbors approached the young women, who asked them to leave the doors to their homes open so they could take shelter in them. Elham and her husband returned home and did not close the door. Right at that moment, the voices of protesters soared again. <I never believed that they would start shooting,> Elham says, with a lump in her throat. <I was 10 meters from my home when they started shooting at people. The motorcyclists drove into the crowd....In the midst of that crowd [a motorcyclist] raised his gun and pointed it at me. A car was next to me. I saw the smirk in his eyes. I heard a noise like they were throwing sand and pebbles at the car and suddenly the colors mixed together in my eye. Then everything went black and my eye started burning.> Elham put her hand over her eye and ran to her home. The yard was filled with protesters. She sat in a corner and burst into tears. <After that night, I kept telling my relatives that the shooter smirked at me before firing, but they didn't believe me and said I was hallucinating. But when Ghazal Ranjkesh wrote that she has had the same experience, they believed me. I always remember his smirk.>
In hospital, an eye doctor examined her eye and diagnosed a hemorrhage in her vitreous humor. He prescribed eyedrops and Elham returned home.
<I kept saying that I could not even see the light but he said, 'Don't worry, you'll be fine soon.' When we left the clinic, I kept vomiting, perhaps because I was terrified. It was a very difficult night. When my eyeball was moving, I could feel that my eye was stuck to something,> the woman says. Elham used the eyedrop for three days. Then a sharp tiny piece of metal came out of her eye: a pellet. Another doctor told her that it was nothing serious and her cornea had been scratched. He assured her that the eye would heal after a month. But after a month, Elham noticed that her eye had shrunk and was constantly red and tearful. She visited a prominent eye specialist outside the province. <When I sat down for the eye exam, the doctor suddenly shouted, 'What happened to this eye? The retina has been detached, the eye has developed a cataract and it is still bleeding,'> Elham says. After a fundoscopy (examination of the back of the inside of the eye) and sonography were performed, the doctor told her through his secretary to come back three months later. Elham took her medical records and visited another eye specialist on November 26. That doctor said she must undergo two surgeries to remove the cataract, take out the blood clot in the vitreous humor and inject medicine behind the retina.
People around Elham - medical staff, relatives and friends - treated her in various ways. Some admonished the woman and some ridiculed her, while others tried to comfort her: <What made it much more painful for me was how I was treated by my relatives who constantly blamed me or, instead of comforting me, told me, 'You must thank god because many were hurt much worse.' And sarcasms hurt a lot.> <Only my husband kept telling me, 'You are my hero.' And I kept telling myself that I was strong. Those days I couldn't imagine I would be able to return to a routine life. I even thought of committing suicide. I told my husband that he could choose to leave me, but he stood by my side. And now, relatively speaking, I am back to routine life.>
Hoping for Justice
<I don't know whom to sue,> Elham says in anger. <Eventually somebody among them will squeal and reveal who gave the order to shoot at the eyes and who pulled the trigger. Not everybody is ruthless enough to blind people. I live in the hope that I will witness that day.> When asked what she would tell the shooter if she meets him, she sobs: <Don't know. I might cry. I might just cry and tell him: <How could you? You could have targeted the hand or the foot. Why the eye? How could you?> >>
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Iranwire - April 19, 2023 - By Aida Ghajar
<<Blinding as a Weapon (35): The Bystander Who Lost Both Eyes and Joys of Daily Life
In the series of reports <Blinding as a Weapon,> IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire, which can make their identities and medical records available to international legal authorities and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the story of Hossein Naderbeigi, a bystander who lost both eyes on November 3, 2022, during mourning ceremonies marking the 40th day since the death of a young protester. Naderbeigi can no longer work, and his mother had to quit her job to take care of his blind son. On November 3, 2022, mourners planned to gather in Behesht-e Sakineh Cemetery in Karaj, near Tehran, for ceremonies marking the 40th day of the death of 20-year-old Hadis Najafi. As IranWire previously reported, PhD student Majid Khademi was shot in the eye when the forces of repression fired on the peaceful crowd. Khademi was not the only one to be targeted in the eyes.
Naderbeigi was not involved in clashes between security forces and protesters. He didn't even plan to attend the ceremonies. The internet was cut off, and he did not know about the turmoil on the expressway leading to the cemetery. He was watching the clashes when suddenly a motorcycle carrying two members of the paramilitary Basij force approached. The motorcycle stopped, the man on the backseat pulled his gun from under his parka, smiled, and shot at Naderbeigi at close range.
One of the pellets is still lodged under the eye of Naderbeigi
Naderbeigi lost consciousness and he was taken away from the scene. Two pellets tore through his right eye and three lodged in the left one. Other pellets hit his neck, arms and kidneys. For a week, Naderbeigi could not even speak. His relatives found the young man in a clinic in Alborz province and took him to Tehran, where he remained hospitalized for eight days.The doctors said they removed all the pellets from Naderbeigi's eyes during a six-hour surgery, but others were left in his body. Later, some of the pellets that remained under the skin caused infections and were removed, but doctors still don't know how many pellets still are in his body. Doctors have no hope that Naderbeigi will ever again regain his eyesight. The retina in both his eyes are seriously damaged and retina implant is still not a possibility.
The young man has now lost his job, his independence and the simple joys of daily life.
Thinking of Justice
Members of the military and police should be familiar with the 1994 code on the use of firearms by Iranian armed forces. According to this code, armed agents are not allowed to target protesters in the eyes or in the head. Perhaps this is what Naderbeigi is thinking about these days. How could they shoot at his eyes? A person close to Naderbeigi tells IranWire that he is repeatedly asking himself such questions. Who is responsible for the tragedy that has befallen him and his family? Is there a court that can hand down a punishment proportional to the daily torture he is suffering? Does the shooter feel any guilt? And, would there ever be a day when he can forgive his assailant?>>
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Iranwire - April 19, 2023 - By Aida Ghajar
<<Blinding as a Weapon (34): A Young Mother's <Badge of Honor>
In the series of reports <Blinding as a Weapon,> IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire, which can make their identities and medical records available to international legal authorities and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the story of Mercedeh Shahinkar, who was shot in the eye during protests in October 2022. The fitness instructor and mother of a 10-year-old girl decided to leave Iran last month after security forces raided their home. In one of her Instagram stories, she called the injury to her eye, which has lost 90 percent of its sight, a <badge of honor.>
<They hanged some people by the neck. They hanged us by the eye,> she also wrote, in reference to the hundreds of people executed every year in Iran. On October 15, 2022, Shahinkar and her mother joined other protesters in Tehran's Sattar Khan Street and chanted slogans against the Islamic Republic. It was 7:30 p.m. when security forces, on foot and riding motorcycles, attacked the crowd. After the young woman shouted, <Don't fire, it's my mother!> an agent shot her in the eye with a paintball gun. Her mother, who was shot in the leg a week earlier, was still taking antibiotics and painkillers. Months later, Shahinkar wrote her story on Instagram: <I could not believe it. I put my hand over my eye and blood was spilling through my fingers. I still can feel the heat and the smell of my blood. My mother almost had a heart attack when she looked at me. She was beating herself and shouting, 'My daughter has been blinded, help!'>
Three Surgeries for a Shrunken Eye
Shahinkar was taken to a clinic where a doctor washed her eye and injected her with a painkiller. Then she was taken to an eye hospital and spent 14 hours in a bed, during which her eye continued to bleed. The optical nerve and part of the retina in the injured eye had been destroyed by the pellet.
The first surgery was performed the next morning. The doctors stitched her eye's cornea and iris before discharging her. In the second surgery, silicone oil was injected behind the retina. In the third surgery on February 16, doctors replaced the silicone oil with a new injection. The iris in the eye was losing its color, so the doctors replaced the lens with an artificial one to keep the eye's appearance normal. Eight months later, the injured eye lost most of its vision and looks smaller. If Shahinkar brings an object as close as her nose, the eye might discern the color of the object. That's it. The pressure in the eye continuously fluctuates and sometimes becomes painful. <The drop in the eye pressure can cause the person to see broken-up or skewed images,> Dr. Rouzbeh Esfandiari, a former doctor with Tehran Emergency Services, tells IranWire. <When the eye is traumatized with the impact of things like a fist, a pellet or a paintball, it can disconnect the eyeball or parts of the eye such as the nerve layer or the retina, and it can rupture the muscles in the eyelid. This, in turn, reduces the liquid inside the eye and causes a pressure drop.>
Leaving Iran after Raid by Security Forces
As Shahinkar's treatment continued, she communicated through Instagram with other protesters like her who had been injured in the eyes and posted stories about her own condition. But she cut off her communications with everybody on January 14, when security agents raided her home and confiscated her mobile phone, her diary and other personal belongings. Her husband and daughter were at home during the raid. Shahinkar lived in hiding in various places for more than a month. For many days, plainclothesmen on motorcycles watched her home. Finally, on March 11, she left Iran and re-started her campaign on social media. That's the first question Shahinkar's daughter asked her when she was told the truth about her mother's injury. It took the girl several months to come to terms with the conditions of her mother, take her hand and accompany her. She had gone through various stages from denial and anger to taking pride in a mother who had lost an eye for freedom.>>
As my mother, Gianna d'Artali (1931-1997) always said: <There is no old news. There's always news one can learn something from>. Grazie mile Mama.
Center for Human Rights in Iran
February 23 2023
Doctors Express Concern
On November 25, 2022, more than 120 ophthalmologists raised a red flag following many referrals: <During recent protests, there have been a large number of patients in medical centers with eye injuries caused by birdshots, paintballs and the like, who often lose one or both eyes. Therefore, it is necessary to report this situation to the relevant authorities and give necessary warnings about the irreparable consequences of such severe eye injuries.> Also on November 27, students at Tehran university's College of Fine Arts made a performance in solidarity with Ghazal and other victims who were shot in the eye. According to a report published by The New York Times on November 23, 2022, ophthalmologists from three large hospitals in Tehran - Farabi, Rasoul Akram, and Labbafinezhad - <estimated that their wards had admitted a total of more than 500 patients with grave eye injuries since the start of the protests in mid-September. Many have arrived with metal or rubber fragments still lodged in their heads. Doctors in Kurdistan Province in the north estimated that they had treated at least 80 such patients. Exact figures are difficult to determine as many protesters are too afraid to seek treatment in public hospitals.> In addition, an investigation by London-based IranWire on January 9, 2023, showed <Hundreds of Iranians have sustained severe eye injuries after being hit by pellets, tear gas canisters, paintball bullets or other projectiles used by security forces amid a bloody crackdown on four months of mainly peaceful anti-government demonstrations.> In response, Hassan Karami, commander of the police special units, on January 31, 2023, denied that his forces would deliberately harm protesters on specific parts of their bodies. He said such claims were <propaganda> spread by the Islamic Republic's enemies. Meanwhile, some of the victims continue to make public statements and appearances. On February 12, 2023, a group of them went to a theater in Tehran to see a play in which Kowsar Eftekhari, one of the victims, had a role. Victims of blinding by state security forces who have made their names public: 1- Raheleh Amiri, 2- Mohsen Kafshgar, 3- Mohammad Farzi, 4- Niloofar Aghaie, 5- Ghazal Ranjkesh, 6- Helia Babaie, 7- Elaheh Tavakolian, 8- Amir Velayati, 9- Farid Rashidi, 10- Kowsar Khoshnoudikia, 11- Kowsar Eftekhari, 12- Kimia Zand, 13- Yasser Alvandiani, 14- Ali Mohammadi, 15- Hossein Abedini, 16- Behzad Hamrahi, 17- Hossein Hosseinpour, 18- Parviz Yari, 19- Hossein Nouri, 20- Sadegh Soufi, 21- Hossein Bagherpour, 22- Nachirvan Maroufi, 23- Bita Kiani, 24- Firooz Mirani, 25- Parsa Ghobadi, 26- Ali Mohammad Rezaei.
Note by Gino d'Artali: a list of 26 victims is listed and some of their stories told in the aticle and if wanted in addition also at the stories as listed by Cryfreedom.net and its main source Iranwire in this section of 'BLINDING AS A WEAPON'.
Iranwire - April 17 2023 - By Aida Ghajar
<<Blinding as a Weapon (33): A Would-Be Football Coach who Lost his Eye
In the series of reports <Blinding as a Weapon,> IranWire presents the victims' stories told in their own words. Some have posted their stories, along with their names and pictures, on social media. Others, whose real names shall not be disclosed to protect their safety, have told their stories to IranWire, which can make their identities and medical records available to international legal authorities and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the story of Sadegh Sufi, a 27-year-old man who wanted to become a football and futsal coach. But his dream vanished when he lost his left eye due to the shooting of security forces as he was taking part in mourning ceremonies marking the 40th day since the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
<Imagine folding a piece of nylon a few times and holding it over your eyes. What you see is light and shadow. This is what happened to Sadegh's eye, but he cannot see colors either.> It happened more than six months ago in the north-western province of West Azerbaijan. It was around 7 p.m., the sky was dark and the electricity to Bukan's neighborhoods was cut off. People in multiple cities were in the streets. That night, like other nights, Sali was among the protesters. Sufi was standing in the middle of the street, chanting slogans against the Islamic Republic. On the sidewalk, an armed man wearing the cockroach-like uniform of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) fired at him. A pellet hit his eye and other projectiles entered his face, hand, belly and legs.
Shortage of Medical Equipment
A woman took Sufi to her home and washed his eye. Then she took him to a doctor who prescribed tests and a CAT scan. The same night, Sufi underwent surgery but doctors could not take out the pellet that had lodged in his eye. Shortage of medical equipment in the city forced Sufi to visit other hospitals until November 9, when he was taken to the provincial capital, Tabriz. Doctors there were able to remove the pellet from his eye. Another surgery was performed on December 26. This time a laser was used to burn the blood clots inside his injured eye. Now, Sufi must not carry anything heavier than 10 kilograms and must take medication every six hours. Doctors say it is not yet clear if the sight of his injured eye will recover. Dr. Rouzbeh Esfandiari, a former doctor with Tehran Emergency Services, tells IranWire that <in cases such as Sufi's, hemorrhage in vitreous humor and cataract are caused by trauma. His eye lens and the vitreous humor in the eye have been removed. One of the reasons for removing the vitreous humor is that the hemorrhage inside the vitreous humor forces the retina to spread. After the vitreous humor is removed, the hematoma inside the humor is also removed to ease traction on the retina. They have also injected gas into his eye to prevent further detachment of the retina.>
Who Is Sadegh Sufi?
<Every day he looks in the mirror at his eye that was hit by the pellet. He likes it. Every time that Sadegh stands before the mirror, he gazes at his own face. To him, his wound is like a memento of surviving a battle. It reminds him of those scenes of unity and solidarity among the people. He is proud of himself and of the wound that he carries with himself,> says a friend of his. However, Sufi, who used to be a social and lively person, is now mostly a recluse, except when he is with people who have suffered like him. His eye is not the only thing that he lost in the protests. A number of his friends were killed, like Shahriar Mohammadi or Mohammad Hassanzadeh, who lost his life just two weeks before his marriage. He also lost his neighbor Asas Rahimi and his childhood classmate Salar Mojaver. Sufi lives with his mother. His father died in 2015 and his brothers, who do not live with them, became the family's breadwinners. He got a college degree in physical education and was working as an interior decorator and drywaller.
A Promise Not to Forget
Sufi continues to call for justice by visiting the graves of those killed during the nationwide protests. Others who have lost an eye, like Sufi, regularly visit these graves so that the truth will not be forgotten.
The last Instagram posting by Sufi is about a gathering over the graves of Hamid Reza Rouhi and Yalda Agha-Fazli. The soundtrack is the song <Baraye....> by Shervin Hajipour, the anthem of the nationwide protests.>>
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