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
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran 2022
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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.>
As soon there is news about Iran's most prominent Sunni cleric Molavi Abdulhamid I'll update this page!
Iranwire - August 4, 2023
<<Iran's Tabriz Hit by Drinking Water Cutoffs
The north-western Iranian city of Tabriz is grappling with a severe water crisis, with the residents facing interruptions in the supply of piped drinking water for a fourth consecutive day. In response to mounting public anger, officials from the company managing water supply and wastewater services in East Azerbaijan province assured the population that the issue would be resolved by August 4.
However, reports indicate that the water shortage persists.
Residents are suffering from a complete drinking water cutoff or have access to low-pressure water during limited hours. Mohammad Khani, CEO of East Azerbaijan Water and Sewerage Company, blamed <excessive water consumption during the summer months> for the problem. He claimed that a nationwide shutdown on August 2-3 resulted in a 20-percent rise in water consumption in Tabriz. Khani assured that new water sources have been developed to remedy the situation. Recent images showed that the Nahand Dam, a vital water source for Tabriz, was depleted to such an extent that local media referred to it as the <Nahand Desert.> To address the water crisis, the East Azerbaijan Regional Water Company has initiated a project aimed to better manage water resources, optimize water consumption and build a drain to collect ground water. Water shortages - and protests over water scarcity - are becoming more commonplace across Iran, with poor water management, drought and corruption-ridden infrastructure projects contributing to the crisis.>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: We, the people of Iran, will being the responsible ones to court and accuse them of 'CORRUPTION ON EARTH' and will demand a sentence for them to drink polluted water for 1 month without medical care!!! That will teach them!!!
And I knew I had to keep the background information for a reason to underline my point:
Related previously published articles about this sickening and corruptive autorities subject:
Jinha - August 4,2023 - by JİWAN ERDELAN
<<Female protester in Iran: I want to write Jin, Jiyan, Azadi on all walls in the world
Sanandaj- The nationwide protests that started in Iran and Rojhilat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amin by Iran's so-called <morality police> continue. Women have been on the frontline of the protests by chanting <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)>. Despite all oppression, they still take to the streets by removing their hijab and call for actions on social media platforms.
'I want to write Jin, Jiyan, Azadi on all walls in the world'
NuJINHA spoke to a young female protester drawing graffiti on walls, stones and roads of Sanandaj to call on people to take to the streets. <I want to write Jin, Jiyan, Azadi on all walls in the world.... Because I believe that if you write something, it will come true. I will keep writing this slogan until it comes true,> she told us.
'Women are always ignored by the state, their family and society'
<Women are always ignored by the state, their family and society. But, women in Iran have proved themselves to the whole world in the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi revolution. When the protests sparked across the country, I looked for a way to play my role in the revolution. Then, I decided to write. When people see the graffiti on walls, they see that the revolution continues. I will keep writing on walls, stones and roads to tell the people that the revolution continues.>
Recalling that the anniversary of the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini is approaching, she said, <Now, we face more oppression. The morality police have been again patrolling in the streets. I know people hold protests everywhere but we should unite and hold a big protest. This revolution led by women and it should lead to liberation of the whole society. I believe that the women in Iran will achieve freedom by resisting.> >>
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Opinion by Gino d'Artali: this protester is one of the thousands who, like I did from the very beginning, call it a revolution and mark my words, on September 16, 2023, thousands of women will march on the streets of Iran to commemorate Jina Mahsa Amini' killing and will shout those words in any language very loud and clear 'till everybody will believe that the revolution has reached its last stage, that of 'Long live Free Iran'.
And commemorate with the whole world:
JINA MAHSA AMINI
Please go this page which is dedicated to the coming commeration of Jina Mahsa Amini, heinously murdered by a basij for apparently wearing her hijab wrongfully. Do partipate I almost beg you:
Iranwire - August 4, 2023
<<Turkiye Deports Political Activist Bratinia to Iran
Authorities in Türkiye have deported an Iranian political activist who had been residing in the country without proper legal documentation. An informed source told IranWire that former political prisoner Shahriar Bratinia was taken from a camp in Dogubeyazit to the nearby Iranian border on August 3. Iranian agents reportedly took custody of Bratinia at the border, prompting fears for his safety. The news agency Hirman, which reports on rights violations against members of Iran's Lor minority, has warned that Bratinias life could be at risk if handed over to Iranian authorities. The Intelligence Department of Sanandaj, the capital of Iran's Kurdistan province, arrested Bratinia two years ago upon his return to the country from a European country, the source told IranWire. After securing his release on a 700-million-toman ($14,000) bail, he illegally crossed the border to Turkiye, where he lived without a resident permit. Turkish authorities arrested the activist in Istanbul on June 22 this year before transferring him to Dogubeyazit.>>
PIC Using smart surveillance systems to identify defiant women
NCRI - August 3, 2023 - in Articles, Women's News
<<2250 Cases Filed Against Women Defying Compulsory Hijab
825 Women Convicted and Unjustly Sentenced
The spokesperson of the Iranian judiciary recently reported a concerning trend in the first four months of the Persian year (March 21 to July 22). During this period, a total of 2,251 cases were filed against women removing their Hijabs. Out of these cases, 825 resulted in convictions, according to Massoud Setayeshi, who responded to the state-run Fars news agency. Setayeshi explained the consequences of such actions based on Article 638 of the Islamic Penal Code. He stated that those who remove their headscarves would be directly taken to court. A first-time offense would lead to a fine of 15 million Rials, while repeat offenders would face additional punishments along with the fine. Notably, if the accused is a famous person or a celebrity, they may be subjected to supplementary penalties, which are also publicly reported through media channels. (The state-run Fars news agency, August 2, 2023)
In a separate development, the General Justice Department of Qazvin province revealed that 123 instances of people wearing hijabs were captured by smart surveillance systems and public reports in public thoroughfares. Additional identification documents, including images from citywide cameras or submitted by individuals, are currently with the IRGC Intelligence Organization. After proper identification, the results will be made public, and court cases will be initiated for summons and potential criminal prosecution, as stated by the state-run ILNA news agency on August 2, 2023.
Bracing for the Uprising Anniversary
With the approaching anniversary of the Iran uprising on September 16, 2022, the clerical regime is making efforts to escalate repression in an attempt to prevent the upcoming protests. The crackdown on women under the pretext of the compulsory Hijab, along with widespread arrests and the imposition of heavy sentences for protesters and activists, are integral parts of the regimes general roadmap to maintain its grip on power at any cost.>>
For more about the hunt on defiant 'NO-hijab' women go here:
Iranwire - August 3, 2023
<<Popular Iranian Blogger Bori Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown
Iranian security forces arrested Shaker Bori, a popular blogger and satirist from the south-western city of Abadan, and took him to an undisclosed location. Bori was first apprehended at his home on July 31 by intelligence officers of the Abadan Corps, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), sources told IranWire. His cell phone was confiscated. The blogger was released a few hours later, but he was summoned to the Abadan Intelligence Department later that day. There has since been no information about his whereabouts. Bori, who has over 1.2 million followers on Instagram, has criticized the government's policies through his thought-provoking videos.>>
Iranwire - August 3, 2023
<<Iranian University Professors Sacked for Supporting Protests
Iranian academic authorities fired at least three university professors over the past few days after they came out in support of student protests, the country's Student Union reported August 3. Two professors at the Department of Veterinary Medicine of Kerman's Bahonar University, Baharak Akhtardanesh and Mohammad Mahdi Oloomi, were both dismissed after expressing support for the protest movement on social media. In the capital, Raham Faghani Khoraskani, a member of the Faculty of Architecture at Beheshti University, was fired and later summoned by a security institution, while Naser Moghadam Koohi, a professor at the Department of Visual Communication of Tehran University, faced a termination of employment for similar reasons. <Politically motivated dismissals for solely supporting students can lead to a lack of dedicated professors in the long run,> the Student Union warned in a statement. <It may also prioritize non-academic criteria and allow unqualified academics to enter the university.>
Many Iranian university professors have faced expulsion for their support of protests; others have been pushed from their jobs. On July 31, Mohsen Ranani, a faculty member of Tehran University's Department of Economics, said that two professors from Isfahan University's Faculty of Theology were suspended and had their salaries blocked without prior notice.>>
Jinha - August 3,2023
<<Iran: 225 people, mostly Kurdish, arrested in July
News Center- At least 225 people were arrested in Iran last month, a 34% increase compared to the previous month. According to the local reports, at least 131 of those arrested in July were Kurds and 19 were Baloch. 29 women and seven children were among the arrested people. 16 religious activists, students and academics were also among the arrested people.>>
Iranwire - August 3, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Exorbitant Bails: A Tool of Repression against Dissent
Fatemeh Mousavi, a children's rights activist and mother of two, was arrested on June 25 at her home in Shahreri, near Tehran. After 23 days of detention, the judicial system of the Islamic Republic imposed a heavy bail of 3 billion tomans ($60,000) on her. It took two weeks of round-the-clock efforts by her husband to gather the money and secure her temporary release. Mousavi is among many civil activists in Iran who had to pay exorbitant bails, often making it impossible for the prisoners or their families to afford. Despite being granted bail, many political and ideological prisoners have been subjected to prolonged detentions lasting for weeks or even months. Such tactics are used by the judiciary to persecute those whom it considers as critics of the Islamic Republic. Lawyers argue that the heavy bails set by the judicial system are usually disproportional to the charges they face. For instance, economic journalist and labor activist Amir Abbas Azaramvand has been sentenced to over four years in prison on vague charges such as <gathering and collusion> and <propaganda activity.> He was forced to remain in pre-trial detention for more than 10 days because his family had difficulties in finding 500 million tomans ($10,000) for his temporary release. For the same reason, Ali Ahmadnia, a journalist and former political prisoner, was temporarily released after five and a half months of detention. His bail had been set at 500 million tomans ($10,000). The impoverishment of the middle class, economic pressures from the security apparatus on the prisoners' families, restrictions imposed on their businesses and jobs, and the social and economic backgrounds of many protestors make it increasingly difficult for them to secure bail.
<The security establishment's best option is to target the low-income strata and the working class which lack a strong external support network,> a former political prisoner told IranWire. <These individuals have families who are not well-known, and they lack the ability to share their news effectively on social media.> <The security apparatus sets bail amounts that these people are unable to provide, subjecting them to double oppression,> the source added. The ex-prisoner emphasized the importance of disseminating information about the status of prisoners: <The media space plays a crucial role because media coverage can lead to a decrease in bail amounts or attract support from benefactors and concerned individuals capable of providing the necessary amount of money.> IranWire's legal advisor Moosa Barzin Khalifaloo points out the issue of the prosecutors' dependence on security institutions. According to Barzin, Iranian legislation provides no specific guideline for determining bail amounts. Prosecutors can arbitrarily set the amounts, the only obligation being that it exceeds the financial loss allegedly caused by the accused to an individual or organization. <Security institutions exert pressure, and sometimes the prosecutor himself may believe that the person should be kept in prison for a while to be intimidated and harassed,> Barzin said. Some prosecutors are former interrogators or torturers and are appointed to deal with security cases due to their ties with security institutions, leading to the unfair treatment of political and ideological prisoners, according to the human rights lawyer.>>
Iranwire - August 3,2023
<<Another Iranian Activist Re-Arrested after Being Granted <Amnesty>
Agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Intelligence Organization (IRGC-IO) re-arrested Ali Asghar Hasani-Rad, a political activist who was released from prison earlier this year after being granted <amnesty.> The motives behind Hasani-Rad's re-arrest remain unclear, and there is no information regarding his whereabouts, according to the activist HRANA news agency. HRANA said that security forces raided the residence of Hasani-Rad's mother in May in an attempt to apprehend the activist. However, the operation did not succeed in capturing him. Hasani-Rad is said to have been hiding in the Caspian city of Nowshahr to evade detection by the authorities. Hasani-Rad was first arrested in 2019 and sentenced to a total of 16 years and seven months in prison on charges of <gathering and collusion against the security of the country,> <propaganda against the system> and <insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic and its leadership.> He was also imposed a two-year travel ban and barred from engaging in politics, social networks and the media. The activist was released from Tehran's Evin Prison on February 15 under a mass <amnesty> ordered by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. A growing number of activists and journalists released from prison have since been summoned and re-arrested by the authorities. On August 2, lawyer Irfan Karamveisi wrote on his Instagram account that Meysam Dehbanzadeh, a protester arrested during last year's nationwide demonstrations, has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of <assembly and collusion with the intention of committing a crime against the security of the country> and <forming a group with the aim of disrupting the security of the country.> He had previously been amnestied. Karamveisi also disclosed that Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court imposed a travel ban on Dehbanzadeh and barred him from joining political and social organizations and from residing in Tehran province and its neighboring regions.>>
NCRI - Womens News Agency - in The fallen for Freedom - August 2,2023
<<Maryam Arvin was a humanitarian lawyer who died for the people she loved
Maryam Arvin, 29, was an attorney-at-law and a member of the Lawyers Association in Kerman Province. Dr. Maryam Arvin was an exceptional student at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, where she obtained her law degree at age 25 and completed her doctorate in law at 28. Besides her legal pursuits, Maryam had a passion for poetry and writing, and she even published a treatise titled <The Rights of the Accused in Legal Proceedings with a Jurisprudential Approach.> Furthermore, she served as a university lecturer in Sirjan and ran her own law office. Even before the 2022-2023 nationwide uprising, Maryam's manuscripts revealed her unwavering concern for the rights of women who faced discrimination in the education system and society. Ms. Arvin voluntarily championed the cases of the underprivileged, advocating for welfare children and child laborers. According to her relatives, after the 2022 uprising started, Maryam was deeply disturbed by the images and news of girls and boys being killed or detained daily, and she experienced physical discomfort in her stomach. Dr. Arvin provided counseling and support to the families of protesters detained in Sirjan.
Reports on social networks claim that Maryam Arvin engaged in a heated argument with the judge of the Revolutionary Court while defending a 15-year-old orphan boy who lacked the financial means to hire a lawyer. In response to the judge's verdict, she asserted that the boy should have been sent to a correctional center rather than prison. Following this incident, the Intelligence Police Department contacted her and summoned her to answer some questions. Upon arriving at the Intelligence Police Department, Maryam Arvin discovered that they had filed a case against her, accusing her of inciting protests and participating in them. When she requested evidence to support these allegations, she was informed that she would need to appear in court the following day. On the morning of Saturday, November 26, 2022, Maryam Arvin and her mother visited the Sirjan courthouse. Upon arrival, they encountered an officer named Zahra Alizadeh, who subjected Maryam to violent and insulting treatment by handcuffing her. When her mother protested, she was handcuffed, and both were arrested. Dr. Maryam Arvin and her mother were released on bail on December 13, 2022. However, on February 7, 2023, the Kerman Lawyers Association made a solemn announcement regarding Maryam Arvin's passing, which occurred two months after her release from prison. The cause of her death was not specified in the statement. Subsequently, on Friday, February 10, 2023, four days after her untimely demise, Dr. Maryam Arvin was laid to rest in Sirjan, Kerman province, located in southern Iran. On that same day, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor's Office of Sirjan issued a statement claiming that Dr. Maryam Arvin had taken her own life through suicide, using medication. Tayyebeh Nazari, the mother of the late activist lawyer Maryam Arvin, revealed that her daughters death resulted from a drug injection while in prison. On May 29, 2023, Tayyebeh Nazari took to her Instagram account to express that her daughter, Maryam Arvin, who was arrested for defending her clients, met her demise due to drugs injected into her in prison, supposedly done under the pretext of administering tranquilizers and sedatives. Tayyebeh Nazari, who works as a literature teacher in high schools in Sirjan, further disclosed that the prison doctor confirmed the injuries Ms. Arvin sustained while in prison in a letter. Moreover, Tayyebeh Nazari shed light on the violence during her daughter's arrest, stating that a female officer known as <Mobina,> along with an intelligence officer from the State Security Force named Hamid Zeydabadi, were involved. They allegedly handcuffed Maryam Arvin in the courthouse corridor, forcibly removed her veil, and dragged her to the ground.
Additionally, Tayyebeh Nazari emphasized that a week after her daughter's passing, Branch 103 of the Criminal Court handed down a 15-month prison sentence, a one million Toman fine, and 40 lashes for Ms. Arvin, all of which were given in absentia but later suspended. Maryam Arvin is not the first case of a detainee who died after being released from prison. The cases of Maryam Arvin, Yalda Aghafazli, Arshia Imamgholi, and Mohsen Jafari-Rad are deeply troubling, as they represent a concerning pattern of detainees dying after being released from prison, including instances of suicide. The circumstances surrounding their deaths raise questions and uncertainties about the treatment they may have experienced while in detention or after their release.>>
Iranwire - August 2,2023
<<Prosecutor Charges IranWire with Publishing First News of Mahsa's Hospitalisation
Iran's judiciary denied on August 1 that Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi - two women journalists who have been detained for 10 months - are being prosecuted for having reported on the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini. However, in his recent verdict against Sajjad Shahrabi, a radio announcer and dubber, Judge Mohammad Reza Amozad mentioned IranWire's coverage of Amini's death in police custody: <During the events of last year, IranWire published news about Mahsa Amini's death for the first time. Subsequently, other media outlets also picked it up and reported on this.> Shahrabi is a brother of Shima Shahrabi, the editor-in-chief of IranWire's Persian-language website. IranWire was not the first media outlet to report Amini's death, but it broke the news that the 22-year-old woman had fallen into a coma while in detention. It also revealed Amini's identity and published details of her arrest in Tehran for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly. During his interrogations, Shahrabi was asked questions about IranWire's coverage of the tragedy. He was arrested at his father's house on May 3 by agents from the Intelligence Ministry, and spent 37 days in Tehran's Evin prison before being released on bail. He faced two charges: <gathering and collusion to commit a crime against internal and external security> and <propaganda against the system.> Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court handled the case. Amozad's preliminary ruling outlined not only the defendant's activities but also mentioned those of IranWire and his sister. The judge said Shahrabi had denied all the accusations against him and that he was acquitted of the <security> charges. Shahrabi received a ten-month prison sentence and a two-year travel ban. He was also barred from working for state media and banned from any social media activity for a period of two years. All his belongings seized during the raid on his father's house were confiscated: two laptops, a mobile phone and a hard drive. His father, who was also summoned for interrogation about the activities of his daughter and IranWire, has not recovered his confiscated cell phone and money in foreign currency that he needs because of his jewelry and goldsmith business. The sentence issued against Shahrabi can be appealed. IranWire will publish a full interview with him next week.>>
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