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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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.>
opinion 30 - 15 June, 2023
I know I'm putting a lot on your plate but just imagine what the Muslim women in Iran have on their plate having to endure the extreme hardship of a dictatorial regime of Khamenei, the judiciary, irgc, basi and the mullahs and too often don't even have something on their plate to strengthen them in their resistance so please bear with them and spare some of your time, thoughts and solidarity
- The siege on female students by the (in plainclothes) IRGC who refuse to wear the Hijab.The Maghna'eh.
But the resistence is even more growing against the mandatory Hijab where the students are protesting and shouting: 'Open Sesame because we students will not give in to your demand to wear the Maghna'eh, (a black cloth covering their head, forehead, chin, and chest).' Still, (plainclothes) security agents backed up by the heads of some universities, have been threathening when the head of the Security Department at Tehran’s University of Art intimidated the students with a <strange threat.> In a meeting, he reportedly told the students they would crack down on them with DShK (heavy machine guns). And on Saturday morning, June 17, 2023, security guards prevented female students of the University of Art from leaving the dormitories without wearing the maghna'eh. Even those who did not intend to attend university were prevented from leaving. However, the students were later allowed to leave but threatened that they would be investigated upon return. And when students are protesting on campus they prevented the students during sit-ins from using restroom facilities and accessing drinking water. Additionally, plainclothes agents stationed outside the university prevented the delivery of food and water to the students. Also more and more students get arrested and in many cases brought to undisclosed or 'secret' prisons but we all know that they are often taken to shia mullah's mosques deprived of having the possibillity to call family let alone a lawyer and often mentally and/or physically tortured or being threatened to be raped.
One thinks back on Tehran March 8, 1979, international womens day, when Iranian women protested against the mandatory Hijab. Now, guards and or IRGC and or Khamenei may think they will win this war but Jina Mahsa Amini (Allah has her soul) will not have died in vain meaning the basijis may think that ' even our big brother will catch you' referering to The Students Uprising of July 9th, 1999 and their heinous violence will do the work they are thinking wrong!
- And writing about Jina Mahsa Amini who was killed by a basij for apparently wearing her Hijab wrongfully:
one hears or reads again and again about attempts to desegrate, destroy and/or remove Jina Mahsa Amini's tomb and if those attemps fail to prevent supporting people of Jina Mahsa Amini and prevent them by visiting her grave and pay their respects. To also show their respect but moreso their protests against desegrations and attemps to destroy or remove her grave independent businesses in the Kurdish town of Saqqez initiated a coordinated shutdown on Tuesday, in response to modifications in the Aichi cemetery targeting the tomb of Mahsa Amini. Videos recorded on June 13, 2023 showed a significant number of closed shops in Amini's hometown.
And also more and more international cities such as Ottawa and Toronto - Canada, Vienna - Austria, Etterbeek (Brussels) - Belgium, the Villemin Garden in Paris - France. pay their respect and tribute by naming streets and parks after her.
Students from the Allameh University are vowing their determination to continue their fight for civil rights. <Though our heads may be broken, the ideals of freedom in our minds and the unwavering belief in victory rooted in our hearts cannot be separated,>
and read this...
<<Iran Regime Intensifies Arrests and Detentions to Quell Potential Uprisings....
how also the judiciary is trying to hit back as hard as the can by
<<Iran: State's <Investigation> of Bar Association Aims to Crush Dissent....
read more here:
so it all means that yes the pressure on people revolting against the regime is immense but I'm absolutely convinced that in the end the flag of Victory will be raised high.
- Armed uprising.
<I will kill, I will kill, whoever killed my brother,> <Kurds, Baluch, and Azeri, freedom and equality,> and <Death to Khamenei.> un-armed protesters shouted by the thousands after a plot to assassinate the outspoken Sunni cleric Molavi Abdulhamid had been foiled. The plot was, who else, setup by the irgc who else, and to enrage the people of Zahedan even more the security forces attacked the Sunni Mosque and Rask Seminary in an attempt to arrest his father. Local Sunni cleric Molavi Abdul Ghaffar Naqshbandi said on Twitter that security forces attacked the Sunni Mosque and Rask Seminary in an attempt to arrest his father, another prominent cleric. He called upon local residents to block the roads in Rask to obstruct the movements of the Islamic Republic's security forces. Sunni cleric Molavi Abdulhamid the 75-year-old cleric said <As long as we have breath in our bodies, we will prioritize the interests of the Iranian people, and we are prepared to face any threat to our lives in pursuit of these interests,> he said, referring to the assassination plot against him. Bottomline is the protesters want one thing only: the fall of Khamenei and his regime.
And of late Kurdish guerillas have been taking up arms against the IRGC in the highlands of the Kurdish city of Sarvabad on Tuesday June 12, 2023. The military wing of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) issued a statement claiming responsibility for an operation conducted in response to IRGC attacks on the heights of Kosalan in Sarvabad. The operation resulted in the death of a member of the Islamic Republic's military forces, identified by multiple sources as an IRGC member.
The waiting now really is when other protesters, women, students, labourers, retirees and others, Sunni or not but still faithfull to the Islam but certainly not to the shia'ists interpretation of it which in my opinion is a betrayal of the Islam, against the Khamenei regime also will take up arms.
<<Why Revolutionary Guards Are Shelling Iranian Kurdistan
when Ahun Chiako, member of the Kurdistan Free Life Party's parliament, rejects this claim | The IRGC says it has inflicted heavy casualties on YRK guerrillas,| in an interview with IranWire. Referring to the latest statement by the East Kurdistan Defense Units, he said that no YRK member has been killed in recent clashes. Chiako says the Islamic Republic has placed the militarization of Kurdistan on its agenda following the bankruptcy of its ideology, especially after the start of the <Woman, Life, Freedom> protest movement.
<It is clear that the popular and social base of the Islamic Republic's regime has weakened and that it's even gradually losing the trust of its own forces, so it is trying to hold on its power by a show of force with such operations,> Chiako says. <It's also trying, in various ways, to turn the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' revolution into a purely security and political issue in Kurdistan. Sometimes it even takes actions that aim at provoking opposition Kurdish parties and pushing them into ill-advised actions that opens the door to even more violent suppression.>>
Read more here (opinon by Gino d'Artali: how the IRGC simply are losing also this battle like it'll lose it's battle against the women-led revolution and no, this is not wishfull thinking, this will be Fact.
But whe're not done here:
<<security forces searched both male and female students using metal detectors.
Iranwire - June 26, 2023
<<Students Face Physical Inspections, Threats during Exam Sessions
Security forces have disrupted the end-of-semester exam sessions in Tehran's Allameh Tabatabai University, subjecting the students to invasive physical searches and threatening women who did not strictly abide by compulsory headscarf rules. Iran's Student Union Council said on its Telegram channel that the university's security officers <repeatedly disrupted the order> by taking pictures of students and ordering strict adherence to hijab regulations. The examinees were threatened that their answer sheets would be withheld if they failed to comply, it added. According to testimonies from students, many women were unable to attend the exam sessions on time because they were subjected to intrusive searches under the pretext of physical inspection. The Student Union Council wrote that the security forces searched both male and female students using metal detectors. The students were prevented from entering the exam rooms with metallic objects, including belts. In recent months, the pressure on students has intensified through increased disciplinary measures, punishments imposed by the judicial system and heightened security measures in exam halls and dormitories. This can be attributed, in part, to the students' involvement in last year's nationwide protests. Many of those who participated in rallies have been summoned and subsequently faced severe penalties, including suspension or expulsion from university.>>
As I wrote above threats with DShK (heavy machine guns) but the irgc seems to be in fear themselves too afraid as they are of a possible armed uprising of teachers and students.
- Baha'i executions:
I published earlier the storys of
* Mona Mahmoudnejad: The 17-Year-Old Baha’i Girl Who Was Hanged After Her Father
* Simin Saberi <I Endured Immense Suffering, but I Did Not Yield>: The Baha'i Woman Hanged for her Beliefs of which she said <I embrace the Islam but we remain steadfast in our Baha'i beliefs.>
quoted from Iranwire.com
but Iranwire .com published 5 more stories of Baha'i women who had been hanged because they refused to ............
* Mahshid Niroomand: Baha’i Woman, 27, Hanged for Her Faith
* Roya Eshraghi: The Young Baha'i Woman Hanged with Her Parents
* Remembering Two Baha’i Nurses Who Were Murdered Because of Their Faith
* Shirin Dalvand: Her Love for Iran Ended at the Gallows
*Zarrin Moghimi-Abyaneh: A Young Baha’i Woman Executed for Her Faith Go here for all their stories:
'EVEN THE MULLAHS RAISE THEIR VOICE AGAINST IT NOW'
and more about executions in Iran can be read here:
- 9 years old Kian Pirvana:
who was heinously killed by the IRGC, leaving his mother and the rest of his family in undescribable pain. But... they didn't leave them to mourn in peace. On the contrary, the terror against especially his mother ms. Mahmonir Molaei only continues. So far that even one of Kian's uncles called out by saying <Compatriots, rise>.
Late last night, in the middle of the night really, I all of a sudden remembered how the German nazis during WW2 also tried to erase all that were against the regime of the third reich which included also the women, students and teachers, left-wing workers and retirees and last but not least all who were not matching with the so-called 'arien blood' like the Iranian regime today is trying to do exactly the same thing meaning anybody who is against the regime's 'book of rules and incl. its interpretation of the Islam' is not worth living. I know, it are hard words but then again fact is fact and resistence the only answer.
WOMEN LIFE FREEDOM
LONG LIVE FREE IRAN
Gino d'Artali - Women's rights activist
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