JINA MAHSA AMINI
The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.
In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan.
Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist
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Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN
WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
'Facing Faces and
Facts 1-2' (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for
thought and inspiration to fight on.
Biological terror attacks. 16 - 13 March 2023
BLINDED (Part 4 - 20 March 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.
Biological terror attacks.
10 - 6 March 2023
By Gino d'Artali
4 March 2023
Preface - recapitulation
As our readers know I usually start at the most recent day but in this situation I have to start when it all actually/factually started:
30 November 2022 , when dozens of girls' schools in Qom needed hospitalization after a biological attact i.e. poisoning. Since then hundreds of students have been poisoned in 60 schools in Qom, which were mostly girls' first and second secondary schools. These incidents are not limited to Qom and its scope has been extended to other cities such as Borujerd, Sari, Ardabil and Tehran.
Mohammad Taqi Fazel Meibdi, a teacher of the district and university, said that the act of poisoning students in girls' schools is directed from Qom and Isfahan and by shia extrimists wanting all girl schools in Iran to close.
All victims then and now have suffered/suffer from respiratory problems, nausea, dizziness and fatigue and on March 8 2023 Fatemeh Rezaei - 11 died of it as well as on March 3 2023 Sanaz Jamshidi died after an attack. Allah has their souls.
The government says that all related news is based on speculation and rumors. But fact is that deputy health minister Younes Panahi and Homayoun Sameh Najafabadi, a member of the health commit-tee of the parliament are contradictory in their statements and Youssef Nouri, the minister of education called the reports about the poisoning of schoolgirls <rumors>. Now, officials from the govern- ment, are hidding behind each others' back and fact is that neither them nor the government let alone the NAJA, law enforcement, i.e. the prosecutar general do not give it enough effort to solve these criminal acts because that's what they are and all officials from the government are simply incompetent.
Child rights activist Parvin Azad said <The government claimed that Jina Mahsa Amini died after falling ill. The government does the same in poisoning cases at schools. The people do not trust in the government anymore.>
27 Feb 2023
By Solmaz Eikdar
<<Shia Extremists Suspected In Schoolgirl Poisonings In Iran
Women's right to education is still not fully recognized in Iran, where Shia fundamentalists continue to try and prevent girls from attending school, possibly by poisoning them. Hundreds of Iranian schoolgirls have fallen sick and scores have been hospitalized in the religious city of Qom over the past three months, triggering growing suspicion they had been poisoned. On February 26, Deputy Health Minister Younes Panahi implicitly confirmed the poisonings had been delibe-rate, saying that <some people wanted all schools, especially girls' schools, to be closed,> according to the IRNA state news agency.
Panahi did not elaborate.
So far, no arrest has been announced in relation to the poisonings.
The Main Suspects
There have been speculations that radical Islamist groups may have been involved in the poisonings. In a February 26 interview with Shargh newspaper, university professor Mohammad Taqi Fazel Meybodi said that a group called Hezaregara Shias may have played a role. According to Meybodi, this group has many supporters in Qom and Borojerd who think that girls should not be allowed to study. Its followers believe in the imminent end of the current world system and the emergence of the 12th Imam. Twelver Shia followers believe their 12th imam, the Mahdi, disappeared in 947 and remains <hidden> until his return. A group called Fadaiyan Velayat claimed responsibility for the poisonings in a statement published on eitaa.com, an instant messaging network under the supervision of the Islamic Republic. The message was quickly removed.
There is also no clear information about the possible side effects of the poisonings. According to sources, some poisoned students have suffered lasting numbness in their legs and vision loss. There have even been reports of one victim going blind and dying.
The lack of arrests raises suspicion that security institutions are either cooperating with the attackers or attempting to cover up the incidents. An informed source at Qom's Valiasr Hospital told Radio Farda that the army's presence in the facility was hindering staff from doing their jobs properly. They caused panic, monitored the staff, and took the children's blood test results to their own laboratory. >>
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Jinha - Womens news agency
2 March 2023
<<'Students in Iran are poisoned by the government'
News Center- In Iran, hundreds of female students have been hospitalized for suspected poisoning since November. According to some reports, about 900 students have been hospitalized for suspected poisoning. But activists say the number is more than reported.
In an interview with NuJINHA, child rights activist Parvin Azad said, <Fatemeh Rezaei, an eleven-year-old girl, has died in Qom because of the poisonings. However, her family said that she died due to her illness after being threatened.> Parvin Azad also said that the people do not trust in the government anymore, adding, <The government claimed that Jina Mahsa Amini died after falling ill. The government does the same in poisoning cases at schools. The people do not trust in the government anymore. According to the official reports, 900 students have been hospitalized for poisoning. However, we think the number of students is more than reported.>
'Students are poisoned by the government'
'The government is responsible for the poisoning of students,' Parvin Azad said, <The government poisons the female students to instill fear in students and their families with the aim of keeping them at home. Because, female students are on the frontline of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> protests. They remove their hijabs to protest the regime. The regime is afraid of the protests to be held by female students. For this reason, the government poisons the female students to prevent them from holding protests.>
'Young people are the future'
<The regime targets young people because young people are the future. Despite everything, young people are determined to change the regime. Not only students but also teachers must take to the streets to protest the regime. If we do not take to the streets, the regime will commit more crimes against humanity.> >>
NCRI - in Maryam Rajavi Speeches
4 March 2023
<<Maryam Rajavi: Women's Leadership Guarantees Democracy and Equality
On the eve of International Women's Day (IWD2023), the NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi addressed a women's conference in Brussels, Belgium, titled <Women's Leadership Guarantees Democracy and Equality,> on March 4, 2023.
The text of her remarks follows:
As we celebrate International Women's Day, we send our warmest greetings to the pioneering women commanding the uprising in Iran and to the brave women of the Resistance Units. We pay tribute to the 83 women who became martyrs during the uprising, from Mahsa Amini to Zarbibi Ismail Zehi in Zahedan. We extend our infinite greetings to all the courageous women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice for Iran's democratic revolution, enduring immense suffering and torture. These are the women who have been arrested, tortured, and brutally attacked, some losing their sight and even their lives under torture. We also pay tribute to the women leaders who have carried the torch of struggle and resistance against the religious dictatorship for more than four decades, generation after generation. They have been executed or killed under torture in the thousands, yet they are the standard-bearers of Iran's democratic revolution. They represent the true spirit of Iranian women, who have risen up as warriors and sacrificed their lives to liberate a nation held captive.
First and foremost, we express our sympathies to the parents of the students affected by the chain poisoning of schoolgirls in various cities and regions of Iran, and we salute their resistance and protest against this criminal regime. The poisoning of these students has been ongoing for three months, and there is no doubt that it is organized and ordered by the regime. Khamenei's office is seeking revenge on the girls who played a decisive role in the recent uprising in Iran and is attempting to terrorize them. Once again, we urge the United Nations, particularly relevant agencies such as UNICEF and the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, to investigate and respond firmly. Iranian women, Khamenei's endless nightmare
This year's International Women's Day has gained a unique radiance and unparalleled credibility, all thanks to the remarkable bravery of Iranian women who have risen up against the oppressive mullahs' regime. This is what makes this year different from all the past years because it has revealed a great truth: women play a unique role in shaping society's destiny. A century ago, women fought for the right to vote, and today, they are fighting to change the world, from one of barbarism into a world of freedom, justice, and equality. A revolution of unprecedented magnitude is underway in Iran, setting a united front of people against the oppressive and misogynistic regime of the mullahs. It is a nationwide uprising that rejects the present and past regimes and is poised to establish a democratic republic, pursuing the same path that the Iranian Resistance and its vanguard women have been paving for over four decades. Iran's brave and resilient women, with their unwavering bravery and tireless activism, have become Khamenei's perpetual nightmare. >>
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NCRI - Women committee
4 March 2023
<<Second high school girl falls victim to biological terror attacks
Sister of slain protester receives a 25-year sentence, four relatives of slain protester detained, poet arrested. A second life has been claimed by the recent series of biological terror attacks on high school girls, according to social media reports released on Friday, March 3, 2023. The victim has been identified as Sanaz Jamshidi, although no further details on her age or school are available.
This follows the death of Fatemeh Rezaei, an 11-year-old student in Qom, who was the first to fall victim to these tragic attacks. Reports suggest that the clerical regime has organized these biological terror attacks to avenge the high school girls' active participation in the Iran uprising. Shockingly, nearly 500 students have been treated for gas poisoning over the past three months.>>
Read more here:
And also about:
- Shirin Najafi receives a 25-year sentence
- Siblings and mother of a slain protester arrested
- Government forces in Rasht detain a poet
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: The number of victims/hospitalized of this kind of terror attacks has risen to about 1.200
3 March 2023
<<US, Germany Call For <Full> Probe Into Iranian Schoolgirl Poisonings
Germany has joined the United States in expressing concern over a wave of poisonings at girls' schools across Iran and in calling on the country's authorities to thoroughly investigate the incidents. Over the past three months, hundreds of school students, mostly girls, have been treated for poisoning symptoms, including nausea, head-aches, coughing, breathing difficulties, and heart palpitations. Some Iranians have suggested that the poisonings could be an attempt to force the closure of girls' schools or a retaliation for students and women leading ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police.
<The reports of schoolgirls being poisoned in #Iran are shocking. Girls must be able to go to school without fear,> German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock tweeted on March 3. <This is nothing less than their #humanright. All cases must be fully investigated.>
In Washington, US National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said that the news coming out of Iran are <deeply concerning.>
<Truth is, we don't know right now what caused those ailments. We see reports that the Iranian government are investigating it, that's the right course of action,> Kirby added. <We want those investigations to be thorough and complete, and we want them to be transparent. Little girls going to school should only have to worry about learning. They shouldn't have to worry about their own physical safety, but we just don't know enough right now.> But Jason Brodsky, policy director at the US non-profit advocacy organization United Against Nuclear Iran, asked, <How can the Biden administration expect Iran's regime to conduct a 'transparent' investigation into the chemical attacks? The system is based on opacity, corruption, gaslighting, and coverups,> Brodsky wrote on Twitter.>>
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3 March 2023
<<Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Calls For Action Against Schoolgirl Poisonings
Iran's most prominent Sunni cleric has urged the authorities to act against a wave of poisonings at girls' schools, suggesting that the incidents could be a retaliation for students participating in ongoing nationwide protests. Molavi Abdolhamid, the Sunni Friday prayer leader of the southeastern city of Zahedan, made the comments in his Friday sermon on March 3, ahead of weekly protests demanding fundamental economic, social and political reforms. Activists said there was a large presence of security forces in the restive city as hundreds of anti-government demontrators took to the streets of, chanting slogans such as <I will kill whoever killed my brother.>
Internet monitor NetBlocks reported a <significant disruption> to Internet connectivity, saying that it <follows a pattern of network blackouts targeting continued Friday protests.> >>
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2 March 2023
<<Schoolgirl Poisonings: Iran Ex-Minister Denounces Authorities' <Indifference>
Iranian former education minister Mohammad Bathaei has apologized for the officials' <indifference and carelessness> toward a wave of poisonings at Iranian girls' schools, while many social media users criticized the security forces for brutally cracking down on the angry families of those affected. Over the past three months, hundreds of school students across Iran, mostly girls, have been treated for poisoning symptoms, including nausea, headaches, coughing, breathing difficulties, and heart palpitations. Human rights groups said students in at least 26 schools were affected on March 1 alone, as videos emerged on social media showing security forces suppressing protesting families. While political figures and activists have described the incidents as <chemical> and <biological> at-tacks, officials have only recently admitted there may be a problem.
This week, President Ebrahim Raisi said the Interior Ministry should probe the incidents, with help from the health and intelligence ministries, and quickly release the results to the public. In an interview with Shargh newspaper on March 2, Bathaei said he<cannot understand why the government and the Ministry of Education are showing such cold-heartedness toward the repeated incidents of student poisoning. As a former teacher within the education system, I apologize to the public for the officials' lack of concern, indifference, and carelessness regarding this issue,> he added.
<Education is a Human Right>
The officials' passivity in the face of the problem has prompted some to accuse the government of purposely poisoning school children as retaliation for students and women leading anti-government protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of morality police.
Amnesty International said that the <gas attacks in girls' schools in Iran raise grave concerns about increasing gender-based violence against women and girls for bravely standing up for their rights.> >>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: is the most likely possibility of criminal and premeditated acts investigated by the NAJA, law enforcement? Not a word from them. Except:
But deputy health minister Younes Panahi said that <It was found that some people wanted all schools, especially girls' schools, to be closed. It has been revealed that the chemical compounds used to poison students are not war chemicals, and the poisoned students do not need aggressive treatment, and a large percentage of the chemical agents used are treatable,> he told a press conference.
Homayoun Sameh Najafabadi, a member of the health committee of the parliament, also confirmed in an interview with Didbaniran web-site that the poisoning of female students in schools of Qom and Borujerd is intentional. These statements are made in a situation that earlier Youssef Nouri, the Minister of Education called the reports about the poisoning of schoolgirls <rumors>, claiming that the students taken to the hospital had <underlying diseases>.
However, on Sunday, Majid Monemi, the deputy governor of Lorestan, said 50 female students of a high school in Borujerd, western Iran, were poisoned again.
And isn't the basij not always saying the same (<underlying diseases> when they kill a protester like when they killed Jina Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022!? And protesters now say they cannot trust anyone from the government anylonger.
One mother is asking:
<Why this war against our daughters who only want to go to school?>
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