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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
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Iranwire - October 4, 2023
<<Teenager In Coma: Tehran Hospital under Tight Security
Security forces have tightened security in and around Tehran's Fajr Air Force Hospital, where 16-year-old Armita Geravand is in a coma after a reported assault on the subway. According to information obtained by IranWire, Armita was admitted to the hospital on October 1 with a <head trauma.> The incident has led to allegations that the teenager was beaten by hijab enforcement officers, as the country remains on high alert just over a year after the death in police custody of 22-year old Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly.
Amini's tragic death sparked monthslong anti-government protests and a state crackdown in which more than 500 people were killed and thousands were unlawfully arrested. Journalist Samira Rahi shared on October 4 a photo showing the deployment of police forces outside Fajr Air Force Hospital.
<Two police cars are positioned at the entrance to the emergency room of Fajar Hospital, and the presence of plainclothes officers is evident,> she wrote on X, citing an informed source. <Similarly, a significant number of vehicles and special forces have been stationed at the Coca-Cola intersection> on Dehghan Street, Rahi added. The journalist further reported that <security forces have been inspecting the vehicles passing through this area and, in some instances, have been scrutinizing the content of the passengers' cell phones.> Radio Farda quoted a source in the hospital as saying that plainclothes officers are present in the hospital's intensive care unit. The human rights organization Hengaw, which shared a picture of Armina in her hospital bed, reported on October 4, that the mobile phones of all members of the Geravand family had been seized by security agents.
Earlier, a source with knowledge of Armita's condition told IranWire that the teenager was in a critical condition when she was hospitalized on the morning of October 1. <The initial examination by the emergency technician indicated a GCS of 3,> the source said. The GCS, or Glasgow Coma Scale, is used to describe the extent of impaired consciousness in acute medical and trauma patients. The highest possible GCS score is 15, and the lowest is 3. Generally, a score of 8 or fewer means the patient is in a coma. A video published by the official IRNA news agency shows Armita's mother as saying that she lost consciousness following a drop in blood pressure. According to IranWire sources, the family is under pressure from security agencies to recite the official version of the incident. Many images published on social networks and government media show hijab enforcement officers warning women without a headscarf in Tehran's metro system. The incidents sometimes lead to verbal and physical altercations.
In CCTV footage released by IRNA, three schoolgirls, who are not wearing headscarves, can be seen entering a train. Moments later a group of passengers assists an apparently unconscious girl, pulling her out to the platform. Eyewitnesses were quoted as saying that Armita and two friends were confronted by agents at Shohada metro station who demanded that they wear head coverings. Following a verbal dispute, one of the agents allegedly pushed one of the girls, who fell to the ground. Authorities in the Islamic Republic refuted that, claiming that the teenager fainted due to <a loss of blood pressure.> Masoud Dorosti, CEO of the Tehran Metro Operation Company, told IRNA that Armita had <no verbal or physical altercation with passengers or metro personnel.> No footage from potential surveillance cameras from inside the train has so far been made available to the public, and independent journalists have not been allowed to cover the incident. A reporter from Shargh who went to Fajr Air Force Hospital to prepare a report was detained by security agents for several hours. The Committee to Protect Journalists <is watching with concern the situation unfolding in Iran following reports of the beating of a teenager for alleged improper wearing of her hijab,> CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour said. <This news has ominous echoes of last year's tragic death-in-custody of Mahsa Amini, and we call on Iranian authorities not to relaunch their vicious censorship machine by detaining and harassing journalists covering this important event,> he added.>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: with the parents and family and friends of our dear sister Armita Geravand I'm in deepest grief. I pray that Allah will punish the bloodhounds of the regime for this and again another of their heinous crimes.
Iranwire - October 4, 2023
<<Iranian Eighth-Grade Girl Ends Life after School Suspension
An Iranian teenager took her own life earlier this week after being suspended from school for three days for not wearing a mandatory headscarf and for having her nails polished, IranWire has learned. Zahra Hatami, an eighth-grade schoolgirl from the city of Shahriyar, near Tehran, threw herself from a building on October 2 because she feared her father's reaction, a source said. <Zahra used to walk to school without a hijab, accompanied by her mother, who would also pick her up,> a source told IranWire. <On the day of the incident, she was brought to the school office because she was not wearing a headscarf at school and had her nails polished. After that, her parents were summoned to the school,> the source added. The parents discussed the matter with the school principal and received confirmation of Zahra's three-day suspension. After that, the father left the school with Zahra, while her mother stayed in the principal's office to continue the conversation and possibly find a way to prevent the teenager's expulsion. Due to the pressure exerted on her by the principal and fearing potential consequences at home, Zahra fled to an unfinished building in front of the school and jumped from the fourth floor. The Dadban Legal Group, which provides legal counsel to Iranians, described the incident as a consequence of the Islamic Republic's policy of <promoting culture and chastity in schools.> The group highlighted that prohibiting nail polish in Iranian schools lacks legal basis. <Expelling students for wearing nail polish is unjustified and disrupts children's access to education,> it said. A growing number of women and girls in Iran refuse to wear mandatory head coverings and push the boundaries of what officials say is acceptable clothing. The hijab is seen by many as a symbol of the Islamic Republic's repression of women and the deadly crackdown on society.>>
Iranwire - October 4, 2023
<<Ten Executions Carried Out In Two Iranian Prisons in One Day
Iranian authorities hanged 10 prisoners in Kerman and Shiraz prisons on October 1, activist groups say, amid a dramatic rise in executions by the Islamic Republic's judiciary. In a report published on October 3, Haalvsh news agency said that five prisoners convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Kerman in the early hours of October 1. Two of those executed were identified as Ewaz Moradi and Ramazan Khurshid. Meanwhile, the Iran Human Rights Organization reported that five prisoners were executed in Shiraz's Adel Abad prison the same day. One of them, named Hamidreza Khodabandeh Farsimdan Qashqaei, was charged with <corruption on Earth and waging war against God.> The Islamic Republic is among the world's top executioners. At least 523 individuals, including 13 women, have been executed in Iranian prisons since the start of the year, according to the Iran Human Rights Organization.>>
Armita Geravand, Allah has her soul
NCRI - Womens committee - October 3, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Has Armita Geravand, 16, suffered the fate of Zhina Mahsa Amini?
According to reports published on social media, a 16-year-old girl went unconscious and fell into a coma due to the injuries she suffered as a result of being shoved by the guidance patrol agents in a Tehran metro wagon. This high school student, named Armita Geravand, was allegedly attacked on Sunday, October 1, 2023, while she was boarding the subway train to go to school with her friends at Tehran's Shohada metro station. Armita Geravand was transferred by ambulance to the Fajr Hospital located on Pirouzi Ave. in Tehran. The hospital, affiliated with the Air Force, is surrounded by security forces until the moment of preparing this report. Even Armita's parents are not allowed to visit her. Maryam Lotfi, a reporter from Sharq Daily, who went to the Fajr Hospital at noon on Monday, October 2, 2023, to prepare a report on the situation of Armita Geravand, was arrested. She was released after a few hours. (The state-run Rouydad24.ir, October 2, 2023) The authorities forced Armita's parents, Bahman Geravand and Shahin Ahmadi, to appear on TV and repeat the government’s narrative. In the short interview, her mother says that she was told that Armita's blood pressure dropped and her head hit the edge of the metro (wagon). <In the morning she went to school. She was supposed to see her friends at the Shohada Metro Station. Now, when they went there... I think my daughter's pressure... I think her blood pressure dropped, I don't know… I think... Well, they said that her (blood) pressure dropped. OK? ... Her pressure dropped or... Anyway, she fell down and her head hit the edge of the metro.> (The state-run IRNA24 TV, October 3, 2023)
Armitas' parents on state television
The clerical regime has disseminated edited footage of the entrance of Armita Geravand and her friends to the metro wagon, which is abruptly followed by a scene where her friends are carrying her out. While CCTV cameras are installed in all metro wagons, no footage from inside the wagon has been made available. According to an unverified report, a source from inside the Fajr Hospital said Armita's consciousness level is 3 and her pupils are unresponsive to light, and she is near brain death. According to this source, a section has been completely evacuated and is under the full protection of security forces.>>
Iranwire - October 4, 2023
<<Iranian Authorities Urged to Let Journalists Cover Teenager’s Assault
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Iranian authorities not to detain and harass journalists covering the brutal physical assault against a 16-year-old girl in a Tehran subway station. Sources told IranWire that Armita Geravand fell into a coma after being reportedly assaulted by hijab enforcement officers on October 1. The teenager was transported to Fajr Air Force Hospital after suffering a <head trauma,> they said. Authorities denied security forces were involved in the incident and said the girl fainted due to low blood pressure. A journalist from Shargh newspaper who had been trying to cover the story by going to the hospital where Armita is being treated was briefly arrested. Access to the hospital has been restricted by security forces. Iran remains on high alert just over a year after the death in police custody of 22-year old Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly. Amini's tragic death led to monthslong anti-government protests and a state crackdown in which more than 500 people were killed and thousands were unlawfully arrested, including dozens of journalists. <CPJ is watching with concern the situation unfolding in #Iran following reports of the beating of a teenager for alleged improper wearing of her hijab,> CPJ Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour said on October 3. <This news has ominous echoes of last year's tragic death-in-custody of #MahsaAmini, and we call on Iranian authorities not to relaunch their vicious censorship machine by detaining and harassing journalists covering this important event,> he added.>>
Iranwire - October 3, 2023
<<Iranian Political Prisoner Hospitalized with Hands and Feet Tied to Bed
Younes Azadbar, a labor activist incarcerated in the northern city of Rasht, has described his recent hospitalization following an epileptic episode, saying that both his legs and one hand were tied to his bed with <handcuffs and chains.> <I'm Younes Azadbar, a political prisoner in Rasht's Lakan prison who previously spent 11 years in the prisons of the Islamic Republic during the 1980s and subsequent years,> he said in an audio message received by IranWire on October 3. <I am imprisoned in Rasht's Lakan prison despite struggling with epilepsy,> he continued, adding, <I suffered an epileptic attack on the morning of Saturday, October 1, and if my cellmates hadn't acted promptly the outcome could have been different.> At around noon the next day, Azadbar was granted permission to be transferred to an external hospital and he was admitted to the neurology department of Poorsina Hospital in Rasht, he explained. During his stay in the hospital, he said, <both of my legs and my right hand were tied with handcuffs and chains.> He further said that an armed prison guard named Ismail Khosravi was present and subjected him to insults. <The provincial prisons' director should be questioned regarding whether the presence of armed agents under his authority complies with the laws,> he said. On July 19, intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested the retired telecommunications worker at his home in the city of Sangar, in Gilan province, and took him to Lakan prison. The following month, the First Branch of the Public Investigation and Revolution in Sangar accused him of <waging war against God, propaganda against the system and membership in anti-system groups.> >>
JINHA - Womens News Agency - October 3, 2023
<<At least 463 people detained by Iranian security forces in September
At least 463 people were detained by Iranian security forces in September 2023, according to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.
News Center- According to statistics compiled by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a Norway-based human rights organization, at least 463 individuals were detained by Iranian security forces across the country in September 2023, a 75% increase compared to previous month.
44% of the detained people were Kurds
In September 2023, at least 203 Kurds were detained by Iranian security forces, comprising 44% of the total detentions across Iran last month, the organization reported. <Arbitrary detention of religious minority activists continued in September, similar to previous months, with at least 17 religious minority activists detained by government entities. Among those arrested, 8 were Baha'i adherents, including 4 women and 4 men. Additionally, during the past month, eight Sunni individuals from various cities in the provinces of Hormozgan, Fars, Sistan, and Baluchestan, as well as one Armenian descendant, were detained by Iranian government entities,> said the organization
51 women, 50 children detained
According to the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, at least 51 women were detained across Iran during the past month. This number accounts for 11% of all detentions. 50 minors under the age of 18 were detained or forcibly disappeared by security and government entities across Iran. <Out of these underage minors, 37 (74%) were Baloch, 10 were Kurdish, and 2 were detained in the cities of Mashhad and Tehran.>
Detention of students, teachers and activists
The Hengaw Organization of Human Rights also reported that at least four students, four journalists and media activists as well as 14 artists and actors were detained in various cities across Iran in September 2023.>>
Iranwire - October 3, 2023
<<Iran’s Baha'i Crackdown: Four More Detained in Yazd
Iranian authorities have arrested four members of the Baha'i religious minority in central Yazd and transferred them to an undisclosed location.
The detainees are Mojgan Basiri, Shokofeh Basiri, Vida Ehrari, and Jamal Qadirzadeh. Security forces raided Mojgan Basiri's house on Sunday evening and arrested her along with three guests who were at the house. The agents searched the house and confiscated a substantial amount of personal belongings. The agents then split into three teams, each accompanying one of the three guests to their respective houses, where more searches of the detainees' houses were carried out and more personal items seized. All four individuals were then transported to an undisclosed location. On Monday, October 2, families of the detainees approached various judicial and security institutions seeking information, but they were met with vague responses. There is still no information available regarding the charges brought against the detainees or where they are being held. None of the detainees have been able to make phone calls to their families. The arrest of these four Baha'i citizens is part of a wider pattern of persecution and discrimination against the Baha'i community in Iran - which has included months of intensifying crackdowns. Baha'is have been persecuted in Iran for decades for their faith and are often accused of being spies or opposed to the Iranian government. On August 16, the Baha'i International Community denounced more than 180 incidents of persecution against Iranian Baha'is in previous weeks, which itself has followed months of intensified crackdowns.>>
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NCRI - Womens committee - October 2, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Marzieh Nasseri and Sakineh Parvaneh are sentenced to 11.5 years in prison
Marzieh Nasseri is sentenced to 4 years and Sakineh Parvaneh to 7.5 years in prison
After nine months of detention in limbo, political prisoner Marzieh Nasseri (Sara) was sentenced to four years in prison. The Revolutionary Court of Mashhad charged Marzieh Nasseri with <propaganda against the state> and participation in illegal gatherings. Marzieh Nasseri, 41, a resident of Mashhad, was arrested on December 6, 2022, during the protests in this city. She was held in solitary confinement for 20 days in the detention center of the Department of Intelligence in Mashhad and subsequently transferred to the women's ward of the Central Prison of Mashhad after completing her interrogations. In the meantime, the 5th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad has condemned political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh to 7.5 years of imprisonment. Sakineh Parvaneh is presently detained in the women's ward of the Central Prison of Mashhad, also known as Vakilabad Prison. She was sentenced to 7.5 years of imprisonment for insulting Ali Khamenei, the mullahs' supreme leader, <propaganda against the state,> and <having contact and cooperation with foreign media.> Judge Mansouri informed her of her sentence on September 25, 2023. The judge has reportedly said that 2.5 years from her previous sentence will be added to the new verdict. The last time Sakineh Parvaneh was arrested was on April 4, 2023. She had been also arrested less than a month before, on March 7, and released after four days. The resistant Kurdish political prisoner Sakineh Parvaneh was serving the fourth year of her sentence when she was released from Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad on February 15, 2023.
She had been sentenced to 5 years in prison on May 25, 2020.>>
Iranwire - October 2, 2023
<<Saudi Football Team Refused to Play in Iran because of Statue Next to Pitch
An Asian Champions League match between Iran's Sepahan FC and Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia was called off on October 2 after the Saudi football team refused to leave their dressing-room due to the presence of an Iranian general’s statue at the entrance to the pitch. The game was postponed by officials at the Naghsh-e Jahan Stadium in Isfahan, where around 60,000 fans had turned out to see the match. Pictures shared on social media show that the bust of late General Qasem Soleimani would have been in full view of the players as they exited the tunnel. <We don't want politicized football,> the fans chanted after the game was called off. Government-affiliated media outlets in Iran reported that the Saudi team left the stadium, without explaining the reason. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said in a statement that the game was <cancelled due to unanticipated and unforeseen circumstances.> <The AFC reiterates its commitment towards ensuring the safety and security of the players, match officials, spectators, and all stakeholders involved,> it said. <This matter will now be referred to the relevant committees.> Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' expeditionary Quds Force, was killed in a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in January 2020. He is considered a martyr by the Islamic Republic. Two weeks ago, the Saudi team Al-Nassr faced Persepolis at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. The match ended 2-0 in favor of Al-Nassr. Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been strained, and this year's Asian Champions League is the first since 2016 in which clubs from both countries have been permitted to play one another home and away. Matches between Iranian and Saudi teams had previously been played in stadiums on neutral territory.>>
Iranwire - October 2, 2023
<<Trial of Amini Family's Lawyer Goes On
Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court has held a second hearing in the trial of Saleh Nikbakht, the lawyer who represents Mahsa Amini's family. Nikbakht was charged with <propaganda activities> against the Islamic Republic over interviews he gave to domestic and foreign media, in which he criticized the government's handling of Amini's death and its aftermath. The Ministry of Intelligence, which is the plaintiff in the case, alleges that the defendant has been <motivating> the Amini family to seek legal redress for their daughter's death in police custody in September last year.
The first court hearing took place on August 29.
<The court proceedings were relatively brief, as the court's president had prepared written questions for me to answer in advance,> Nikbakht told Radio Farda after the second court hearing. <It seems that both the expert of the Ministry of Intelligence, who provided an explanation, and the court itself were focused on understanding why I did not accept the results of the forensic examination,> he added. Mahsa Amini, 22, died during a visit to Tehran on September 16, 2022, after she was arrested by the morality police for allegedly wearing the mandatory headscarf improperly. The authorities claim the young woman died of natural causes, but eyewitnesses and her family say she was beaten while inside a police van that took her to a detention center. Amini's death sparked months of nationwide protests. More than 500 people were killed in the clampdown by security forces and over 20,000 were unlawfully detained, including dozens of lawyers. Following biased trials, the judiciary has handed down stiff sentences, including the death penalty, to protesters.>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: The Jina Amini commemoration revolution is'nt over yet and will continue every year and if only to disgrace the regime with our mutual goal the fall of this disgracefull animals. Long live free Iran.
Iranwire - October 2, 2023
<<Shargh Reporter Arrested in Tehran
Iran's Shargh newspaper says security forces arrested one of its reporters on October 2. It said that Maryam Lotfi was taken into custody after visiting Fajr Air Force Hospital to report on the situation of a girl who had lost consciousness in the Tehran subway. According to some reports, a high school girl was sent to the hospital after sustaining a head injury in the subway. The incident reportedly occurred when an officer pushed her to try to force her to wear a mandatory headscarf. No information has been provided regarding the reasons for Lotfi''s arrest or the agency responsible for it.>>
Iranwire - October 2, 2023
<<UK Lawmakers Call for Revolutionary Guards' Designation as Terror Group
Dozens of UK lawmakers have urged the government to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, citing the force's <inhumane and unlawful actions> both in Iran and Britain. The death in police custody of 22-year-old-Mahsa Amini a year ago sparked months of anti-establishment protests that were brutally quashed by security forces, with hundreds of people being killed and thousands unlawfully detained. The IRGC are <responsible for the systematic and continued widespread violence> against dissent in Iran, 33 members of the House of Commons and House of Lords said in a letter addressed to Home Secretary Suella Braverman. <Over the past year, the IRGC has strengthened its ties with various armed groups across Africa, providing them with training and weapons which has in turn fueled instability across the continent,> reads the letter, dated September 29. <The IRGC has also deepened its military relations with Russia during the conflict with Ukraine, supplying Vladimir Putin with lethal weapons.> The lawmakers also pointed out that the Islamic Republic is <behind at least 15 credible plots to kidnap and assassinate Iranian dissidents or British citizens> over the last year, while family members of Iranian dissidents living in the UK <have also been harassed by the IRGC, threatening their freedom of expression thousands of miles from the regime.> Meanwhile, British citizens residing in Iran <have been faced with physical and verbal threats and in some cases have even been arrested by the IRGC due to their links to the United Kingdom,> they said, adding: <There needs to be an end to this violence.> The European Union, the United States, the UK and other countries have issued multiple rounds of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in recent months over its crackdown on dissent and its supply of drones to Russia for its war in Ukraine. So far, the United States is the only Western country to have labeled the IRGC as a terrorist organization.>>
NCRI - Womens committee - October 1, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Mahboubeh Bigdeli, a mother of two children, is arrested
Hamideh Zeraii is deprived of contacting her family
Mahboubeh Bigdeli, a mother of two children, was arrested at the Prosecutor's Office of Gachsaran in southwestern Iran. Mahboubeh Bigdeli had been summoned to report to the 3rd Branch of the Prosecutor's Office on Saturday, September 30, 2023, but she was arrested upon arrival. She is accused of disseminating <propaganda against the state.> Mahboubeh Bigdeli was also arrested last year during the nationwide uprising. She was released in February 2023 after the regime granted general amnesty to some 80,000 prisoners on the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution. In other news, it was reported that political prisoner Hamideh Zeraii was banned from contacting her family starting September 16, 2023. She cannot call or visit them because she sent an audio recording out of prison. She was supposed to have a court hearing on Saturday, September 30, but she refused to attend in protest of her deprivation, and the hearing was canceled. On Monday, May 29, 2023, Hamideh Zeraii, one of the detainees of the nationwide protests in 2022, was arrested by security forces at her residence. Hamideh Zarai, 37 and from Rasht, was a master's student in the Research Sciences branch at Tehran Azad University. On November 3, 2023, security forces arrested her during the fortieth-day commemoration of Hadis Najafi in Karaj. However, on February 7, 2023, following the regime's amnesty show, she was released from the Kachouii Prison of Karaj.>>
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