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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June 15 - 9, 2023
Opinion by Gino d'Artali
As you know I often write a few opinion lines concerning news about the situation in Iran. But since a while something nagged at me as if saying 'that's not enough. You need, no, must be more clear and even more straightforward to express your opinion about the situation as be in Iran. So I decided to write a 2-weekly, and if need be, a weekly opinion about it. this is thus the first one:
But... the now first one took a while to be published even when I was writing about it on an almost daily basis and it was ready to be published about a week ago but then the news of the killing of 9-year old Kian Pirfalak also hit me like a sledgehammer on the head and in the heart. For days and still I was and am off-balance. But Kian wouldn't have wanted the world to stand still but to go, and especially the Freedom fight in Iran! So I dedicate this first opinion piece to Kian:
One thing is for sure: the dictatorschip is trying all its can to stop the people of really all kinds, for starters the women who are leading the 'Women, Life, Freedom' uprisal, (especially female) students, teachers/activists and artists; and workers and retirees and so much more people and this of late especially by unleashing a hanging spree of people arrested and accused of <waging war against God> and/or <corruption on earth> of which the sentence is excecution be it based on biased trials and denied defending lawyers. This to create fear of which they hope, and time will tell, if they succeed in this. So far it seems it does but thank God not alltogether because the protests continue and it is especially the Molavi Abdulhamid, the Sunni Friday prayer leader of Zahedan who kind of became the 'spokesman'/representative if you want, of the Iranian protesters against Khamenei's dictatorschip. So despite the terror the regime is spreading I don't think they'll succeed to crush the protesters.
Having said that however we all know torture is one 'weapon' they use against the Iranian people held captive in mostly by the regime kept secret prisons, but they are often by shias controlled mosques. Still, to give only one example of how the regime does not believe that there's only one Allah and Islam and they show no mercy, not to anyone who raises her/his voice against the regime , including <<Tortured Sunni Baluch Cleric in Solitary Confinement for Months. Well-respected Sunni Baluch cleric Molavi Abdulmajid Moradzahi has been languishing in solitary confinement for the past four months without any formal charges. The 63-year-old man, known for his influential role as an advisor to Molavi Abdulhamid, the country's most prominent Sunni cleric, was arrested on January 30 during anti-government protests in the restive south-eastern city of Zahedan. The Baluch Activists Campaign, which monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan province, reported that Moradzahi is being subjected to torture.
But let's be loud and clear: probably hundreds of imprisoned protesters and activists are being tortured at this very moment when you are reading this.
But concerning 'our' because he is one of us the respectable Molavi Abdulmajid Moradzahi read this:
Khamenei, and I'm sure he's behind it having given the order to unleash a biological warfare against schoolgirls and in this of late also poisoning to death of some of women, especially political and children's rights activists, who were arrested and in prison. Again and doing so the goal is to spread fear, also among the young and yes they are women but still very young and thus very vulnerable he thinks he'll succeed in doing so, also because it are the parents and especially the mothers who are the most afraid by now. Time only can tell if, Insh'Allah, this kind of terror will stop because it's not reaching its by Khamenei expected goal: to stop the female students to raise their voice and continue their protesting against him.
And there are the hijab controls on universities; restaurants; in cars and beaches by specially assigned and motorized patrols.
If the goal is to get people off the streets they're maybe succeeding but...
<You are scaring us with death as if we are alive... Forever sacrifice for the future of Iran.> Mansoureh Sagvand, former police-officer, wrote her resignation on Instagram. Knowing she was about to be killed she kept the banner for a free Iran high and died as a martyr.
read more about how she was murdered here:
Unfortunately but yes and Khamenei knows this too well, when one keeps the people poor one probably keeps the people quiet because they have children's mouths to feed. Alas, the parents are so driven in a corner that they cannot but accept that their children go on the streets to help get at least some earnings to bring back home and with it some bread on the shelf. Forget about the butter. Little is more than nothing they, and most likely their children also, having become 'streetwise', are thing.
In the West there is the saying: <Don't schoot me, I'm only the messenger>. In Iran obviously the mullah's and their 'mercenaries' (basi and irgc) fear objective journalism so much that they also target them as being writing <propaganda against the state>. The message of the United Nations - Freedom of speech and press* - is obvously understood as 'our (the mullah's) words against yours are always the only right words giving us the right to prosecute you anytime/anyplace and our verdicts the only right ones.
Read more here about 'Iranian journalists under siege'
and the UN new resolution of freedom of speech:
which Iran signed!
Zahedan: We all know by now where Zahedan is: the capital of province Sīstan va Baluchestan where thousands have been arrested and hundreds killed in the regime's crackdown on the women-led revolution 'Women, Life, Freedom' and today it is especially the honourable Sunni Baluch cleric Molavi Abdulhamid, the Sunni Baluch cleric Friday prayer leader of Zahedan who, I daresay, speaks up for the Iranian people who are suffering in many ways because of the dictatorship. His friday sermons are so much more than 'a thorn in the eye/flesh' of the dictator. Personally I more than applaud this good man who knows Allah is on his side too, like thousands of Iranians who he gives hope and courage through his friday sermons.
His last friday sermon was where he said:
<<Iran's Top Sunni Cleric Tells the regime <We are happy that advanced weapons are unveiled for the defense, but we would be happier if, instead of weapons, the stomachs of these people were fed - the people who are shouting in the streets every day,> Molavi said.
In his Friday sermon, June 9, 2023, Molavi drew attention to the hardships suffered by Iranian villagers and those living on the cities' outskirts. <As long as the Iranian people experience this pain, their lament won't be silenced. The voice of the nation will persist until you address the people's suffering. Our greatest sorrows are national, not regional,> the 76-year-old cleric said. He said that pressure is being exerted on him to cease his criticism of the Islamic Republic, adding, <If you wish to put an end to the complaints, the solution lies in alleviating the people's pain.> >>
Read more here about that sermon here:
By the way, Iran is about to close a nuclear deal with Russia but...when they'll shoot themselves in the foot and unfortunaly the Iranian people will be the ones who'll have to pay the price when the West will put more sanctions on Iran.
Closing (for now because a new opinion piece will be published in one or latest two weeks):
Since about 3 months the name of Jina Mahsa Amini keeps popping up when the international press reports about Iran and some journalists even write about the <Mahsa revolution> when referring really to the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution, but they're are right be it that it's both together like women and men are standing together to 'till the fall of khamenei (and by the way: the international press keeps calling it a 'movement' but they're wrong! It's a straightforward and clear Revolution where the 'Woman Life Freedom' brave people will win when they finally will overthrow the dictatorship. So Revolutionsts of Iran: keep fighting 'till the end and the flag of victory is raised. Having said that we all know when she was heinously murdered, namely 22 September, 2022 and that date one year later nearing now the time has come to commemorate Jina Mahsa Amini not only in mourning but also and even morseso in full grandour.
That's why I call people worldwide forward to participate at a, for now, virtual event with poetry and art to commemorate I'd say 'the sister/daughter of the free Iran' revolution like Nelson 'Madiba' Mandela was the 'father of a free South-Africa'.
And let us commemorate Kian Pirfalak, heinously killed by the irgc. I myself have been very restless and in grief and pain too since he was killed and still am and to hopefully create awareness among the Iranian people and the world's communities and support for the left behind I wrote a to him dedicated special section of cryfreedom.net. A little help maybe but as my mother thaught me: 'No you have mi figlio (translated: my son), yes you can get concerning creating awareness about how heinous the Iranian dictatorship is and in the specially made documentary <The tulips> by Iranian filmmaker Farzan Deljou in which Kian's mother says <Kian, we excist for you untill we succeed.>.
Watch the documentary here:
and for the cryfreedom.net special:
By the way: when I founded the Cryfreedom.net magazine my choice of the url's name was inspired by the black/colored South-african people who rose up against the segregation-regime' by crying out loud and clear: FREEDOM!
WOMEN, LIFE, FREEDOM
LONG LIVE FREE IRAN
Gino d'Artali - Women's rights activist
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