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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. Zendegi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran 2022
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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.>
Iranwire - October 20, 2023
<<Iranian Security Forces Crack Down on Protesters in Zahedan
Reports from the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan say security forces fired gunshots and tear gas to break up hundreds of protesters who had gathered in the streets after Friday prayers for weekly protests against the Islamic Republic. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but local sources said that an undisclosed number of demonstrators were detained. Videos shared on social media depict the protesters chanting slogans against Iran's Shia leadership near Grand Makki Mosque, which was said to be <surrounded> by security agents. Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people. The city has seen protest rallies almost every Friday since September 30 of last year, when security forces killed nearly 100 people in the deadliest incident in the nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini. Grand Makki Mosque, the largest Sunni mosque in Iran, has been a focal point of anti-establishment protests since the Woman, Life, Freedom movement erupted in mid-September 2022. Its Friday prayer leader, Molavi Abdolhamid, has been a key dissenting voice inside Iran, using his sermons to sharply criticize the bloody response of the country's Shia clerical rulers to the protest movement and to call for fundamental economic, social and political changes. In its October 20 sermon, Molavi denounced the government's long-standing discriminatory policies toward Sunnis, citing the recent closing of a Sunni prayer house in Tehran. On October 16, security forces stormed the complex housing the prayer house known as <Nabi Rahmat> and ransacked its facilities, according to reports. <What harm has this prayer hall caused to you? You hold the reins of our nation, yet you cannot tolerate a mere 100-meter-square prayer house?> Molavi asked. Sunnis in Tehran and its surrounding areas grapple with persistent challenges when it comes to establishing mosques and conducting religious ceremonies, even though Sunni Islam is recognized and accorded formal legal standing in the Islamic Republic. Members of the Baluch minority, who are mainly Sunnis, have long suffered deep-rooted discrimination in Iran because of their religion, with their social, political and cultural rights being repressed. Baluch regions have been economically neglected, resulting in entrenched poverty. Regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Molavi called upon the international community to pursue a ceasefire in Gaza, the release of hostages and prisoners, and the establishment of a <just> peace between Palestinians and Israelis. While openly admitting its backing for Hamas, funding and arming the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, the Islamic Republic insists it was not involved in its October 7 assault on Israel. Iranian officials have celebrated the Hamas attack and warned that an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza would be met with a response from other fronts, prompting fears of a wider conflict that could draw in other countries.>>
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Jinha - Womens News Agency - October 20, 2023
<<KJAR calls for participation in protest in front of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brussels
News Center- Verishe Moradi, member of the East Kurdistan Free Women Society (KJAR) was arrested and taken to an unknown location by IRGC on August 1. Since then, no information has been received about her. The KJAR and the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) have released a written statement calling for participation in the protest that will be held in front of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brussels on Friday at 3.30 pm.
<The 40-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran is full of repression, discrimination, inequality, arrest and execution. Every day, the regime arbitrary arrests young people, political activists and people demanding freedom to suppress the uprising,> the statement said, <The life imprisonment against Kurdish women’s rights activist Zeynab Jalalian and the kidnapping of Verishe Moradi show how Iranian regime is afraid of the resistance and the role of Kurdish women. As the KJAR and PJAK, we call on all Kurdish people and all people demanding freedom to participate in the protest that will be organized in front of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brussels. We demand the immediate release of Vesishe Moradi and all political prisoners in Iran.> >>
Roya Zakeri screaming <Death to khmenei> when apprehended
Iranwire - October 20, 2023
<< <Tabriz Girl> Who Yelled Anti-Khamenei Slogans Held in Mental Hospital
A 31-year-old Iranian woman was taken to a mental hospital in the northwestern city of Tabriz after a video of her yelling <death to the dictator> went viral on social media, a human rights group says. According to the Norway-based Hengaw group, Roya Zakeri was transferred to the women's ward of Razi Psychiatric Hospital amid state media reports claiming she was suffering from <mental disorder.> Zakeri's current condition is unknown. She has been placed under strict security measures and is not allowed to receive visits. Transferring critics of the Islamic Republic and political prisoners to psychiatric hospitals is a common method used by the Iranian authorities to suppress dissent. A video clip, titled <Tabriz Girl,> emerged on October 15 showing a young woman on the ground, crying, and shouting <death to Khamenei> and <death to the dictator,> in reference to the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The next day, government-affiliated media reported that a young woman was taken to a psychiatric hospital after <concerned citizens> had contacted police. <Emergency agents and police officers promptly arrived at the scene, where they found a distressed woman in a delirious state,> the semi-official ISNA news agency said in a report titled <Misuse of Tabrizi Girl's Mental Health by Enemy Media.> The report alleged that the woman had a <history of mental illness.> <Some media outlets acted unethically by exploiting her mental health condition,> ISNA claimed. According to some reports, the woman had been harassed by hijab enforcement officers. The woman's identity was disclosed by activists on October 19. Zakeri holds a degree in computer science. During nationwide protests in October 2022, she was arrested in front of Tabriz University and held in the city's central prison for one month.>>
Iranwire - October 20, 2023
<<Iranian Activist Sepehri Back in Prison after Heart Surgery
Prominent Iranian political prisoner Fatemeh Sepehri was sent back to jail a day after being granted home leave following heart surgery, her brother says. Asghar Sepehri said on the social media platform X on October 19 that his sister was thrown behind bars in Vakil Abad prison in the northeastern city of Mashhad. <[Supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei is responsible for anything that happens to my sister and brothers> while in custody, he added. Hours before his sister's rearrest, he wrote that Branch 21 of the Revolutionary Court demanded her to turn herself back into prison.
Sepehri went home on October 18 after undergoing treatment at Mashhad’s Ghaem Hospital following open heart surgery on October 1. Her two brothers were arrested by security forces when they went to the hospital to visit the activist. In a video clip released earlier this week from the hospital, Sepehri condemned the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 and criticized the <agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran> for supporting the Palestinian armed group. She also expressed hope that the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East will lead to the downfall of the Islamic Republic.
<I emphatically declare that the Iranian nation stands in solidarity with the people of Israel,> she said. The outspoken pro-democracy advocate was arrested in Mashhad on September 12, 2022, and was sentenced in February this year to a total of 18 years in prison on charges including <propaganda against the regime,> <cooperating with hostile countries> and <insulting> Khamenei and his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini. She is one of the 14 signatories of a 2019 statement calling for Khamenei's resignation, the abolition of the Islamic Republic and the establishment of a secular government.>>
Iranwire - October 20, 2023
<<Five of Iran's Baha'is Released; Five More Remain Behind Bars
Five Baha'i citizens, who had been arrested in Shiraz and Yazd over the past few weeks, have been released. Five others recently detained still remain in the custody of the Ministry of Intelligence. On Tuesday, September 26, four Baha'i citizens were arrested in Shiraz. Sahar Mohibpour and Roksana Vojdani were released on bail on October 18 and Bahareh Qaderi on October 19.
Setareh Ta'ami remains in custody after 24 days.
In addition, out of the six Baha'i citizens arrested on October 1 and October 5, in Yazd, two of them, Vida Ehrari and Mojgan Basiri, were released on October 19. Shokoofeh Basiri, Jamal Qadirzadeh, Iman Rashidi, and Ahmad Jafari Naeemi remain in custody. The reasons for the arrests and the current whereabouts of the five Baha'i citizens who remain in custody are unknown. 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. The Iranian government has intensified its crackdown on members of the Baha'i faith, imprisoning dozens of them on spurious charges over the past few months. Shia Islam is the state religion in Iran. The constitution recognizes several minority faiths, including Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism, but not the Baha'i faith. The Baha'i community claims to have more than seven million followers worldwide, including some 300,000 in Iran.>>
Iranwire - October 20, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Iranian Activists Face Charges Carrying Death Penalty
Iranian authorities have leveled serious accusations against prominent rights advocate Pooran Nazemi and at least three other activists, including <insulting the sacred tenets of Islam,> <waging war against God> and <spreading corruption on Earth> - charges that could potentially carry the death penalty. The Dadban legal group said on October 18 that the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Jiroft, a city in southwestern Kerman province, initiated legal proceedings against the activists. Dadban said it didn't know the identities of the accused besides Nazemi and the exact accusations the group faces. <Nazemi's legal team is actively investigating to obtain more information regarding the details of these charges,> a source told IranWire. The source emphasized that Nazemi is a dedicated civil and human rights activist who has consistently advocated non-violence.
<Nazemi has never ventured into the realm of religion to demean the sanctity of Islam, and all her activities are transparent and accessible,> the source also said. Some of the accused in the case were arrested by the intelligence branch of the Kerman Revolutionary Guard Corps during last year's nationwide protests. After being subjected to interrogation and torture for several months, their case has been sent to the First Branch of the Jiroft Revolutionary Court for review. Nazemi has been arrested and sentenced to prison on multiple occasions over the past years. Her most recent arrest occurred on February 1, when she and her sister, Parvaneh Nazemi, went to Mehrgan Hospital in Kerman to visit their ailing father. The officers who detained the two sisters did not present any arrest warrant. Pooran and Parvaneh Nazimi were released on bail on February 7.>>
Iranwire - October 19, 2023
<<Iranian Rights Activist Rangriz on Hunger Strike in Prison
Iranian political prisoner Atefeh Rangriz launched a hunger strike on October 18 to protest her prolonged detention, abuse in prison and harassment of her family, an independent women's rights group reported. The Bidarzani group said that Rangriz, a researcher, writer and women's rights activist, has been in custody for over a month and is currently being held in Shahrood prison in the northern city of Semnan. The reasons for Rangriz's arrest and the charges she faces are unknown. The activist was apprehended by security forces on September 10 and subsequently transferred to the Semnan Intelligence Department, where she was subjected to multiple interrogation sessions. Human rights sources have said that the judiciary of the Islamic Republic has prevented Rangriz's temporary release from custody after her family posted a bail of 1 billion tomans ($20,000). On October 13, the Free Workers' Union reported that Rangriz is suffering heart issues caused by the repeated interrogations she endured at the Semnan Intelligence Department. It also said that prison authorities did not allow her to receive medical attention at a hospital.>>
NCRI - Womens committee - October 19, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Femicide in Iran: the plight of Razieh Hassanvand and Trotskeh Abdollahzadeh
A Revolutionary Guard shot her sister to death in Aleshtar, northern Lorestan Province. Razieh Hassanvand, 20, was the mother of one child.
Razieh Hassanvand had been forced into marriage as a child. After several years, she divorced her cousin despite the opposition of her family. Now, his brother, Bahman, wanted her to marry someone of his choice. Razieh lost her life on Thursday, October 12, 2023, after several days of hospitalization. In another horrific incident of honor killing, Trotskeh Abdollahzadeh, 21, the mother of two children, was brutalized and hanged by her father, father-in-law, and husband. Trotskeh Abdollahzadeh lived in Piranshahr, in West Azerbaijan Province. Trotskeh had been forced into marriage at an early age. She had her first child at the age of 13. Her father, father-in-law, and husband tied her hands and feet and beat her so much that her arms, legs, head, neck, and even her face were broken. Then, they hanged her. Her father has accepted the responsibility for her murder. Honor killings are sanctioned and institutionalized by the laws of the clerical regime in Iran. Under the clerical regime's misogynous laws, the father owns his children's blood. If a father kills his daughter, he is not executed for murder. Instead, he will receive a brief prison time and is subsequently released. Such has been the case with regard to Romina Ashrafi, whose father received a two-year sentence, and was released after a short while on bail. The Iranian regime's failure to criminalize domestic violence and violence against women has led to the spread of femicide, honor killings, and murder of innocent children by their fathers, husbands, and other male relatives. The NCRI Women's Committee appeals to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women to investigate these cases and hold the regime accountable for its failure to protect defenseless women.>>
Iranwire - October 19, 2023
<< <Main Murderer> of Famed Iranian Filmmaker Mehrjui and His Wife Arrested
Iranian authorities say they have arrested the <primary murderer> of renowned Iranian film director Dariush Mehrjui and his wife, Vahideh Mohammadifar, semi-oficial media reported. The 83-year-old Mehrjui and Mohammadifar were stabbed to death over the weekend in their home in Karaj, near Tehran. Mehrjui is known as cofounder of Iran's film new wave in the 1970s that mainly focused on realism. His wife was a screenwriter and costume designer. Their slayings have caused shock and outrage among Iranians, with many of them drawing parallels with political assassinations that have rocked the country over the past decades. Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), quoted police spokesman Saeed Montazer-al-Mahdi as saying on October 19: <Moments ago, the primary murderer, who had previously been taken into custody by the police, confessed after undergoing technical procedures.> <We can now confirm with confidence that the individual responsible for the deaths of this artist and his wife is now in custody,> he added. Justice in Iran is seriously flawed, with suspects being routinely forced to <confess> to crimes they didn't commit and facing deeply unfair trials. The police spokesman also said that investigators are now seeking to identify potential accomplices, adding, <In the near future, we intend to reconstruct the crime scene and provide additional information.> The previous day, the funeral of Mehrjui and Mohammadifar in Tehran was attended by many of the country's most well-known artists. Slogans such as <Women, Life, Freedom> and <Murderers, murderers should be disgraced> were chanted, highlighting the grief and defiance running through the crowd.>>
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