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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opinion 15 - 1 July, 2023
I've re-read my previously published opinion-pieces and one thing became clear to me: I'm not expressing my opinion enough i.e. take up a stand against the regime! So I'll cut to the chace more from here on:
The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi at the Free Iran World Summit 2023, has been holding a blazing speech at the Free Iran World Summit 2023 in favour and support of the women-led revolution in Iran. Her words <Iran Revolution: Fate is knocking on the door...>
are so inspiring that one can only keep protesting and yes, risking limb (for example 'blinding as a weapon' where the IRGC shoots at protesters with pellets and life where protesters run the risk of being prosecuted and convicted to death by hanging. In this the Suni top-cleric Moldavi Abdulhamid has been from the beginning on the side of the protesters and this not because of the fact that the regime is Shia-led but because he understands the needs and demands of the Iranian people. It is also because of him that I converted to the Sunni-Islam.
I daresay that finally the United Nations are taking up a stand concerning the regime of Iran. 223 days after the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) passed a resolution on November 24, 2022, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate human rights violations in Iran. On July 5, 2023, with the Islamic Republic and its allies trying to disrupt the proceedings eight times, in her statement, Sara Hossain, chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FMM) on the Islamic Republic of Iran told the HRC, representatives of member countries and human rights organizations agreed that widespread violations of human rights continue to be perpetrated in the country and that Iran also keeps trying with it attempts to Derail the Human Rights Council Session on Iran. It may be empty words. Time will tell. Fact really is that there should be a day soon where Khamenei, the IRGC and others should be tried at the International Court of Crimes against Humanity and have justice served to all Iranian people who have suffered too long now.
Since about 3 months now and especially the people living in major cities like Tehran have been having to deal with the lack of the authorities of making sure that the water for consumption is not polluted or even very hazerdous to the health of the Iranian population and where especially children are the most vulnerable and the most affected ending up in emergency departements of hospitals and yes and here the ones responsible are the ones being corrupt, not interested at all in the overall health of the people but in their own wallets. Also, there is the territorial warfare between the IRGC and the Iranian-Kurds, especially in their mountainous area where the IRGC has been shelling the mountains, from where natural pure water has been providing the people since ages
Read all about it here:
Iranwire - July 4, 2023 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<More Children Fall Victim to Ahvaz's Decayed Sewage System
On April 21, Iranian media reported the death of a three-year-old girl who had fallen into a sewage well in Ahvaz, the capital of south-western Khuzestan province. The girl, named Jenan, opened the door of her father's car while her family was shopping for the holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, and fell into the unprotected well. According to an IranWire investigation, at least nine children under the age of nine have fallen victim to the city's sewage system over the past seven years. In an attempt to avoid such tragedies in the future, an online petition was launched to <build a modern sewage system in the deprived areas of Ahvaz.> <For many years, the sewage system in Ahvaz has failed to meet city standards, especially in densely populated areas, in suburbs where vulnerable communities reside,> a local activist told IranWire. <Most of the sewage canals are open and ditches are scattered throughout the streets. This poses a danger for children and contributes to the spread of infectious diseases among residents, endangering their health and lives,> he added. <These unprotected sewage wells have been left neglected for nearly two years,> a resident of Ahvaz told IranWire. <Residents have sent numerous letters, but the Ahvaz Water Authority and the contracting company have failed to reach an agreement, leaving these wells unsecured. It is due to the incompetence of the provincial officials that children have lost their lives in these wells.> Jenan's death came less than a month after Meysam Shaverdi, an eight-year-old resident of Ahvaz's Modares neighborhood, died after falling into a sewage well in Shohada Park. According to an individual residing in the neighborhood, the mounds of dirt created by the water and sewage company to pump water from the septic tank are located right next to a children's playground in the park. <Children often play on these mounds, and it's likely that the child slipped and fell into the septic tank. Instead of addressing the problems faced by the residents of this area, the water and sewage company has destroyed the children's playground and dried up the green space,> the resident added. After Meysam's family lodged a complaint over the boy' death, the managing director of the Khuzestan Water and Sewerage Company and the managing director of the contracting company responsible for water projects in the Modares area were arrested on March 31, according to local media. Two days later, the Khuzestan Water and Sewerage Company issued a public apology to the residents of Modares neighborhood. In May 2022, 22-month-old Marvan Khanfari died after falling into a sewage well in another neighborhood of Ahvaz. Another incident involving the city's sewage system claimed the life of a two-year-old boy named Fares Heydari in December 2021. One of the victim's relatives told IranWire that the child remained <stuck for 31 minutes in the [sewage] canal and died.> <The open sewage canal in front of our house has no protection, the water depth reaches half a meter and it is dangerous for children. If they had at least drained the water, we would not bury our loved one.> A year prior to this tragedy, in February 2020, the three-year-old Daniyal Navasari fell into a large sewage canal filled with mud. And in the summer of the same year, a one-year-old child named Seddiqeh Heydari died in another neighborhood for the same reason as Daniyal. Her family has said that they have filed a complaint against Ahvaz Municipality.>>
Related previously published articles about this sickening and corruptive autorities subject:
the Baha'i community has been under siege since months now and too many have been prosecuted for their religiuos believe and often been hanged because of it if they did not repent and convert to the Islam and all of them refused in so far where one of them said to the court: <I do embrace the Islam but I cannot deny that I'm a Baha'i>. it makes me think back of the middle-ages in western-Europe and the so-called 'witch-burnings' when especially women were accused of 'wicked behaviour' and/or did not obey to and/nor accepted Christianity as the one and only religion. Concerning this I daresay that Shia Muslims (the ruling religious part of the regime) do not believe in the true Islam let alone the truth itself except if it suits themselves and their goals.
- 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 threatening when the head of the Security Department at Tehranís 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 surveying cameras and the Students Uprising of July 9th, 1999 and their heinous violence will do the work they are thinking wrong because 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 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.
and to close the 'war against students' 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 and violence against people's revolt against the regime is immense but I'm absolutely convinced that in the end the flag of Victory will be raised high.
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.
Freedom of journalists and speech further under siege.
Where it all kind of started with a hunt-down on journalists now of late also the so-called 'clubhouse' users and others using the internet to express their protests against the regime are under siege. The London-based ARTICLE 19 media freedom organization warns that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei's recent call to further tighten internet restrictions represents a <renewed attack> on rights and freedoms, and signals a <new phase in digital repression> in Iran. Addressing judicial officials during a meeting on June 27 amid what ARTICLE 19 described as an <already alarming deterioration of online spaces,> Khamenei called on the judiciary to purge dissenting voices from the internet. He argued that the Islamic Republic's constitution puts the judiciary in charge of <preserving public rights,> which he claimed includes preserving the <psychological security of the society.> The 83-year-old leader reprimanded the judiciary for its lack of <planning and discipline> in handling crimes related to undermining public rights and demanded this <legal void> to be immediately addressed. <This marks a particularly significant turn for an already heavily controlled and restricted internet policy in the Islamic Republic, as the Supreme Leader is the ultimate arbiter of the direction of policy and repression,> ARTICLE 19 said in a statement on July 6.
As part of their efforts to control the uprising, the authorities have curbed internet speed, clamped down on censorship circumvention tools and rolled out schemes that provide regime supporters with increased access to the internet. Highlighting that online rights and other fundamental freedoms <go hand in hand,> ARTICLE 19 urged the international community to <consider these developments in any interactions with Iranian authorities,> and called on Iranian state institutions to <align their policies with international standards of human rights, and particularly freedom of expression online.> The group also said that technology companies must <consider the exacerbating dangers to people who use their services - both when accessing these services as well as when they are persecuted for using their services under these aggressive moves against freedoms online.> One really starts to wonder and even fear if Khamenei's clampdown on free speech will end up on the gallows where a lot of journalists, about 100 so far, and club-house i.e. internet users are incarcerated. Insh-Allah this will not happen but instead people will still find the courage to speak out.
Read more about the new UN Human Rights Counsil a new resolution on 'freedom of opinion and expression' by consensus at its 50th Session on July 8, 2023 here:
The question is....
will especially the IRGC be able to silence and the press and the voices on the online spaces but on top also the again and again mourning families when the IRGC is trying to do all they can to silence mourning families of killed heinously by the IRGC? 'Just an example':
A female agent from the IRGC Intelligence was watching Maliheh Hassan Nejad (the mother of during the funeral ceremony so that she should not talk to anyone. The Hosseini family said the security services imposed enormous pressure on their family, forcing them into silence regarding their son's death. This pressure was so high and why Mrs. Hassan Nejad, the mother of Maliheh Hassan Nejad, who was killed by security forces during the Iran uprising in October 2023 suffered two strokes, went into a coma, and eventually died. The Hengaw group lately pointed out that when silence is imposed on the grieving families and is tantamount to psychological torture and it raises the following question: How many protesters killed by the security forces of the Islamic Republic remain unknown because their relatives are forced into a painful silence? Also here and again we should not forget the heinous killing of the 9-year-old Kian Pirfalak and also here and his mother and family where under enourmous pressure to keep silent about it. Read more here:
www.cryfreedom.net/<<Iran's Lies Fail to Mask Truth in Kian Pirfalak Tragedies
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