JINA MAHSA AMINI
The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.
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(Women, life, freedom) revolution in 2023!
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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.>
Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life,
freedom) has just started and will only then end when khamenei and his
puppets i.e. the morality police and the basijis give way or go away!!
So here is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.
16 Jan 2023
<<Text by News Wires - Thousands march to EU parliament in Strasbourg in support of Iran protesters
Up to 12,000 people marched Monday to the EU Parliament in the eastern French city of Strasbourg in support of Iran's anti-government protesters while the Eiffel Tower lit the night with the slogan <Woman. Life. Freedom,> which embodies the protest movement spilling beyond Iran. The Eiffel Tower display also beamed the message, <Stop executions in Iran,> highlighting a demand of protesters. Both messages pay tribute to Mahsa Amini, whose death in September triggered demonstrations in Iran, along with arrests and executions. Paris post-humously declared Amani an honorary citizen in October, and Paris City Hall has said that the Eiffel Tower displays Monday were a homage to Amini and to <those who are bravely fighting for their freedom as the (Iranian) regime is continuing executions of protesters.
The European parliament's plenary session is to debate the EU's response this week to the protests and executions in the Islamic Republic. A non-binding resolution is to be voted on Thursday, which protesters and others see as a chance to put the Revolutionary Guard |basij/Note from cryfreedom's journalist| on the EU's terrorist list.> >>
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16 Jan 2023
By Patrick Wintour - Diplomatic editor
<<Senior Iranian ex-diplomats expressing open criticism of regime
Senior former Iranian diplomats are expressing open criticism of their government, warning that by failing to revive the nuclear deal and supplying drones to Russia in Ukraine, the country risks becoming isolated, its economy weakened and the protest movement emboldened.
He warned |Seyyid Mohammad Sadr, the former head of the foreign affairs ministry's Europe division and still a serving member of the Expediency Council, the main advisory body to the supreme leader.|: <According to official statistics, at least 30% of the people are below the poverty line, meat and fruit are being removed from the food basket of many people, the unemployment rate and inflation are increasing every day. Unfortunately, some people do not know the conditions in which people live and have closed their eyes to the realities of society.> He predicted the country would become increa-singly isolated partly due to the executions of protesters, adding its diplomats may be expelled from some EU countries.> >>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: Emboldening the Zan, Zendagi, Asadi revolution indeed is what happens no matter what!
Women news Agency
16 Jan 2023
<<Iran: Political prisoners start hunger strike in Yasuj Central Prison
News Center- On January 14, seven political prisoners held in Iran's Yasuj Central Prison launched a hunger strike to protest their unjust prison sentences after their sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court. The names of the political prisoners, who have been on the hunger strike since January 14 are: Yasir Fereydouni, Kianoush Mahdoever, Alireza Forouhar, Benjamin Evra, Mahmoud Turnak, Saeed Farhadi and Saeed Seyadat. After being arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces, they were subjected to torture in custody. The demand of the political prisoners is a fair trial.>>
16 Jan 2023
<<Iran protests, 4 months on: Will the crackdown be able to crush the movement?
Iran's regime is turning increasingly violent in an attempt to quell the women-led protests that were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini on 16th September. More than 500 people have died, including scores of children, in the last four months. Will the terror tactics be able to crush the protests or will it only fuel more anger? <The status of the protest movement is the subject of very different narratives,> explains FRANCE 24's Reza Sayah.>>
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15 Jan 2023
<<The life of Mohana Kameli, a detained protester, in danger
Mohana Kameli, one of the detainees of the recent protests in Iran, is in danger. Mohana Kameli, 24, needed urgent treatment due to the infection from her severe injuries during the three months of protests. Still, the authorities of Qarchak prison refused to transfer her to the hospital. Finally, on January 13, under the pressure of public opinion, she was transferred to Taleghani Hospital in Velenjak. On December 12, 2022, security forces posing as Electricity Department agents went to Mohana Kameli's house in Narmak dis-trict, Tehran, and arrested her. She was shot during the protests about three months ago, and her leg wound infected. Three weeks before her arrest, her arm broke during demonstrations in Tehran when security forces ran over her on a motorcycle. Mohana Kameli has been severely tortured and charged with Moharebeh (waging war on God) because of her posts and stories on Instagram, calling on people to participate in protests. Nevertheless, due to the pressure of public opinion, the authorities of Qarchak prison were finally forced to send Mohana Kameli to Taleghani Hospital in Velenjak on Friday, January 13, 2022. She underwent skin graft surgery which lasted four hours on Saturday, January 14, but her body rejected the skin tissues. And again, on Sunday, January 15, she underwent a 6-hour surgery. In this situation, they tie her to the bed with handcuffs. Mohana's friends who went to see her at Taleghani hospital could not visit her. Mohana Kameli lost her father three years ago, and her mother suffered a stroke and died three days after Mohana was arrested. Mohana sent a message in which she said, <For God's sake, stop fearing.> >>
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14 Jan 2023
Text by: Cyrielle CABOT
<<Faces of death row: the young men caught up in Iran's execution spree
Since anti-regime demonstrations erupted following the September 16 death in custody of Mahsa Amini, Iranian authorities have execu-ted four young men and sentenced several others to death on char-ges relating to the protest movement. FRANCE 24 profiles some of the people executed or on death row in Iran's latest state-sponsored killing spree. The Islamic Republic of Iran has long been one of the world's top executioners, but in recent months, the number of death sentences handed and carried out have triggered warnings that the state is <weaponising> the death penalty to crush dissent. In a press release published January 10, 2023, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk noted that criminal proceedings and the death penalty were being <weaponised by the Iranian Government to punish individuals participating in protests and to strike fear into the population so as to stamp out dissent, in violation of international human rights law>. Between December 8, 2022 and January 7, 2023, four young people were executed on capital charges in connection with their participation in the protest movement sparked by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini in custody.>>
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Womens news center
13 Jan 2023
<<Call for protests in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province.
News Center - The Iranian regime continues to use all kinds of brutal methods to crack down on the nationwide protests that started in Iran and Rojhilat Kurdistan following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini by Iran's so-called <Morality police> in September 2022. The bloodiest massacre committed by Iranian soldiers and police was the massacre in Zahedan, city of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, on September 30, 2022. Since then, the people of Zahedan have been taking to the streets every Friday to protest the massacre, known as <Bloody Friday>.
Yesterday, a group of young people in the city called on the citizens of the city to protest the massacre today. <We will keep taking to the streets to protest the crimes of the Iranian government despite all the attacks of the dictatorship regime. We call on everyone to take to the streets tomorrow after Friday prayers,> the group said in the statement.
She lost one of her eyes
While dozens of people were killed and injured in the massacre, many people were arrested. Ghazal Ranjkesh, a law student, lost one of her eyes after the Iranian security forces shot her in the face at close range in Bandar Abbas on November 23, 2022. After her treatment at a hospital, she wrote on her social media account, <The last image my right eye recorded was the smile of the man shooting at me.>
Her health condition is deteriorating>>
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Read also a related article published by The Guardian
5 dec '22
<<Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protes-ters, medics say>>
Note by Gino d'Artali: Note from Gino d'Artali: The Baloch people have suffered discrimination, repression and marginalisation for many years under successive Iranian regimes. Sistan-and-Balochistan is the second largest but least developed and most deprived province of Iran. In the east, the province borders the con-tiguous Baloch regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the late 19th century (1871-96), this part of Balochistan was split from the Baloch Khanate of Kalat by the British, who divided the country into British and Persian <spheres of influence>. However, Persia failed to establish its control over the area, and it continued to be ruled by local Baloch chiefdoms until its annexation by Persia in 1928 after a brutal military campaign. Since then, this region has remained in conflict with the Persian-Shia dominated centre.
A month after the assasination of Jina Mahsa Amani protests also continue in Iran's restive region of Balochistan, home to the Baloch-Sunni ethno-religious minority. Six more people, including three children, were reported to have been killed on Friday as Iranian security forces opened fire on the demonstrators in Zahedan, the capital of the south-eastern Sistan-and-Balochistan province. Earlier, security forces had killed at least 82 people in the city; 66 of them lost their lives in a single incident on 30 September, now known widely as <Bloody Friday>.
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