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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. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali
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'THE JINA REVOLUTION'
Iranwire - September
29, 2023 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<Arak Resident Jailed for Showing Sympathy toward Victims of Protest Crackdown
Farzad Rezaei, a 41-year-old resident of the central Iranian city of Arak, was arrested by intelligence officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on September 14 and was taken to an undisclosed location. Rezaei's family has been searching for him for the past two weeks. Security authorities have provided no clear answers regarding the reason for his arrest or his whereabouts. In the days leading up to the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death in police custody on September 16, many activists and other residents of Markazi province were either arrested or summoned by the authorities. <On the morning of September 14, like any other day, Farzad and a friend headed to work,> a source close to his family told IranWire.<Witnesses reported that plainclothes officers abducted him in their car and left his vehicle in a parking lot. Since that day, [his relatives] have scoured everywhere trying to find a trace of him, but they have found very little,> the source added. According to the source, Rezaei lives with his 74-year-old mother and takes care of her. <Farzad is separated from his wife and has a child....on the evening of his arrest, he made a brief phone call to his mother. We know only that he was detained by IRGC intelligence agents, but he did not disclose the detention center during that call,> the source said. <His elderly mother, accompanied by his brother, visited all the detention centers and prisons, but each time they were asked to leave and return in a few days. A day prior to his arrest, a plain clothed individual came to their home and inquired about Farzad. He asked about Farzad's occupation and whereabouts. His mother did not understand the reason for these questions, but neighbors later informed her that the same individual had been observing the activities around their house for several days.> There is no information about the charges against Rezaei, but the source told IranWire that his alleged crime was showing support and empathy for the families of the victims of the crackdown on protests. Rezaei shared a video on his Instagram account that was recorded on the birthday of Erfan Rezaei Navaei, a protester who died in the northern city of Amol on September 21, 2022. Rezaei compiled images of Erfan at the gravesite of PIC Nika Shakrami, another victim of the security forces. These images were accompanied by the song Ey Iran played on a melodica.>>
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Iranwire - September 28, 2023
<< <Bloody Friday> Anniversary: Iran's Zahedan under Heightened Security Measures
Security measures are being stepped up in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchistan ahead of the first anniversary of Zahedan's Bloody Friday massacre. Zahedan is the capital of Sistan and Baluchistan, which is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people.
The restive 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 widespread demonstrations sparked by the death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. The authorities, fearing a flare up in protests ahead of the anniversary, are erecting embankments and digging ditches around Zahedan, according to Haalvsh, a group that monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan. Military and security forces are also said to be increasingly controlling the residents’ movements by reinforcing checkpoints and stepping up their presence across the city. According to reports, military forces from other provinces have recently been deployed to cities in Sistan and Baluchistan.>>
JINHA - Womens News Agency - September 27, 2023 - by MUJDE KİRMANŞAHI
<<Lida receives threats from Iran's intelligence agencies: Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win
News Center- On September 16, 2022, Jina Mahsa Amini was killed in custody by Iran's co-called 'morality police' for not wearing her hijab properly. Her killing sparked protests led by women in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan. Since women have chanted the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)> slogan in protests, the protests are also known as the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising. Since September 2022, the Iranian regime has used inhuman practices such as arrest, execution, poisoning of schoolgirls and torture to suppress the uprising.
'We wanted to avenge Jina's killing'
In an interview with NuJINHA, Lina, a third grade student at high school, said that she had been repeatedly threatened by Iran's intelligence agencies for a year. <After the killing of Jina, protests were held in many cities. As schoolgirls, we wrote slogans on the walls and doors of the school and tore down the photographs of Khamenei and Khomeini in protest. We also participated in several street protests. We went to school but both the teachers and we were demoralized. All we wanted was to avenge Jina's killing and struggle. One day, I was called to the principal's office. In the room, there were two men in plain clothes and they asked me the names of the students, who tore down the photographs. I told them I did not know who tore down the photographs. Then, they left.>
They threatened to arrest her
For several days, men in plain clothes went to the school. Lida said, <Two months later, my sister told my mother that she had received threats by telephone. I was so scared and watched my back to see if someone followed me whenever I went to school. One day, I found my mother sitting in front of the school. She was worried about me. She told me that she was afraid that they would arrest me. 'Who will arrest me?' I asked my mother. Intelligence agencies had called my mother and told her that they would arrest me. Still, they have called me and threatened me.>
'Those who fight for their freedom will definitely win'
Lida told her teachers that she had been threatened. Her teachers told her, <If we are not afraid of them, they cannot do anything.> Lida believes that the threats against her will continue. <I know these threats will not end but those who fight for their freedom will definitely win.> >>
NCRI - Womens committee - September 26, 2023 - in Women's News
<<The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
The new academic year has seen stepped-up pressure and restrictions on Iranian students, and more arrests and suspension of students.
Simultaneous with the new academic year and the opening of schools, the approval of the new Hijab and Chastity Bill into law for a three-year trial period has created a strict atmosphere in the universities. On Monday, September 25, social media posts showed images of camouflaged vehicles on parade inside Tehran University and playing anthems from the Iran-Iraq wartime.
Some state-backed student councils have also posted banners indicating the new regulations for students how to dress for school. The councils have also sent text messages to students indicating the new regulations. Female agents check female students' clothing at the entrance. They warn students and allow female students only if they wear the Maghnaeh, a head covering that covers the shoulders and the chest. Female students are also required to wear knee-long fatigues. The Hijab patrols also roam around the central campus and give warnings to students. The new academic year in Iran sees strict clothing restrictions for female students
The new moral code of Tehran University
Similar reports have emerged from Amir Kabir, Al-Zahra, Allameh Tabatabaii, and Kharazmi universities in Tehran and Isfahan's University of Art.
The Medical School of Kerman has also posted a banner on the regulations for the clothing of its students. In the University of Shiraz, they have installed facial recognition technology in the university’s restaurants to impose more restrictions on students. The Shiraz University management has spent 700 million Tomans to install this technology and identify the students who breach the regulations.>>
Iranwire - September 26, 2023
<<Another University Professor Suspended in Iran
Mohsen Borhani, a law professor at Tehran University who has openly supported protests, says he has been <suspended> from his position. Borhani said on September 25 that he is no longer allowed to teach as the new academic year began on September 23. He also said that he is facing legal action from multiple security agencies over his comments on the government's handling of nationwide protests and the execution of demonstrators.
The authorities are increasing their crackdown on dissent following last year's anti-establishment protests, a movement that posed the biggest threat to the country's leaders since the revolution in 1979. Security forces killed more than 500 people in their clampdown on protests and more than 18,000 were unlawfully detained, including many students. In recent months, many professors who have been critical of the government or have supported protesting students have been dismissed or suspended from their positions.
Borhani had been teaching at the university for 19 years.
In August, he disclosed that he was facing legal action from the Judicial Intelligence Protection Center, the IRGC Intelligence Organization, the Police Intelligence Protection Center and a Guardian Council member. He said that the <prosecution phase> had concluded and the case was now awaiting trial.>>
Note by Gino d'Artali: It's almost to the day a year ago when Jina Amini heinously was beaten to death by the basiji, Allah has her soul, but almost to the day, on September 22, 2022, the same happened to Nika Shakarami, 17-years-young, and killed by the irgc and that's why I include this article for us to also commemorate her and all other girls and women who were killed out of the same heinous reason: because they were a NO-hijabi and refused to accept the mandatory hijab:
NCRI - Womens committee - in Women's news - August 19, 2023
Nika Shakarami died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
Nika Shakarami was born on October 2, 2005, in Khorramabad, Lorestan province, in western Iran. She lived with her aunt Atash Shakrami in Tehran.
The 17-year-old young woman was abducted and murdered by the IRGC's security forces at Tehran's Keshavarz Blvd on September 20, 2022, during Iran protests. Her friends, who were with her during the protests, say Nika continued to chant slogans ceaselessly and was fearless. According to available information, her last known communication was a message sent to one of her friends around 7:00 PM. Nika Shakarami said security forces were chasing her, and she was running away. Nika's family went looking for her everywhere in prisons, detention centers, police stations, and even the forensic pathologist of Kahrizak Prison. Her aunt said that unofficial sources contacted her and told her that Nika was kidnapped, held, and questioned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for a week. She was then transferred and detained for a short time in Evin Prison. However, when her family went to Evin, they were told that Nika Shakarami was not there.
Nika Shakarmi died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
In the final hours of her life, Nika was fearless during the protests
On Friday, September 30, Shakrami's family was informed by the police station that someone with similar characteristics had been discovered during forensic examinations of dead protesters. They said Nika’s body was at the Kahrizak morgue. Finally, after ten days of searching for her, Nika Shakrami's body was handed over to her family. When they received her body, they saw that Nika's nose was crushed and her skull had been broken and disintegrated from multiple blows from a hard object, perhaps a baton. While announcing the news of her niece's death, Atash Shakarami said the authorities had told them that Nika Shakarami had died because of falling from a height. To illustrate this, they were shown a photograph of her lifeless body on a sidewalk. But her brother told her the picture of Nika's body was suspicious, and it did not seem like she had fallen from a building.
On Saturday morning, October 1, Nika's family went to Khorramabad's cemetery for the burial of their daughter, but special IRGC forces attacked them. Intelligence services stole Nika Shakarami's body and buried her in Veysian Village. The funeral ceremony of Nika Shakrami, with the presence of a large crowd, turned into a protest with people chanting <death to the dictator> and the security officers shooting at them. The security officers threatened Nika's family that if they participated in demonstrations and protests, they would also kill Nika's aunt, Atash Shakarami.
Nika Shakarmi died from repeated blows of the baton to her head
Nika was reportedly abducted, raped and thrown from a height
The mullahs' regime resorted to producing fake videos to cover its role in the torture, rape, and murder of Nika Shakarami. The security forces arrested Nika's uncle and aunt, Mohsen and Atash Shakarami. They forced them to make false confessions on television. Both had initially announced that Nika had been kidnapped for ten days, and the circumstances of her death were suspicious. Her mother said Nika's face and nose were crushed, but her body was in good shape. She publicly stated that the CCTV footage broadcast on state television was unclear and could not prove that the girl entering the building was Nika Shakarami.
False claims over Nika Shakarami's murder provoke public outrage
Nika's mother denied the government's story about her daughter's suicide and said we just want justice. She continued, <I want the ambiguities of my child’s case to be investigated and those responsible for this tragic incident to accept their responsibility. I want it to be investigated transparently without pressure.> Nika's mother exclaimed, <My daughter was courageous, fearless, and opposed to the guidance patrols. She wanted to participate in the protests and express the pains of her generation.> Nika Shakarami talked to her mother several times during the day of the incident. She told her that she was participating in the protests. Her mother described that in one of the calls, it sounded like Nika and her friends were running from the officers. Mrs. Shakarami said Nika was not a depressed girl who wanted to commit suicide. She just wanted to change the current condition of Iran and society.>>
Iranwire - September 25, 2023
<<Father and Brothers of Slain Iranian Protester Kept <Hostage>
The family of Javad Heydari, a 39-year-old protester killed at a protest a year ago, is facing renewed pressure from the authorities, with his brother Morteza being forced into confessions and transferred to solitary confinement while on a hunger strike, his sister says. Fatemeh Heydari wrote in a post on X on September 25 that Morteza was transferred to solitary confinement in Qazvin province's Chobindar prison on the fourth day of his hunger strike, instead of taking him to a hospital. Security forces attacked the family of Javad Heydari on September 21, a day before the anniversary of Javad's death, resulting in injuries to several family members. Javad’s father, Ali Panah, and two brothers Rohullah and Morteza were detained.
Fatemeh said that her three relatives were being pressured to give forced confessions in Chobindar prison. <Dear people! Just two days ago, you witnessed the harrowing scenes of their forces assaulting our family. You observed the ruthless use of bullets and tear gas against a mourning family. You saw the two-year-old Delvan struggling to breathe amid tear gas. You witnessed my mother's dire condition as she lay in the hospital bed,> she wrote. <They're holding my father and brothers as hostages, compelling them to tell you, the people, that everything you saw and heard with your own eyes and ears was a lie. They have detained my brother, forcing him to appear before a camera with a wound visible on his forehead to say he was not beaten,> she added. >>
Iranwire - September 25, 2023
<<Foreign Tourists in Iran to Receive Special SIM Cards to Access Unblocked Internet
Iranian authorities have approved a plan to provide special SIM cards to foreign tourists that will enable them to access the internet without restrictions - something Iranian citizens cannot do. Ali Asghar Shalbafian, a top official at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, said that a list of <approved> travel agencies will be provided with the SIM cards. In addition to foreign tourists, hotel staff and tour guides will also receive such SIM cards. The internet in the country is heavily restricted, with thousands of websites and all major global messaging and social media platforms being blocked. The restrictions were ramped up after anti-government protests erupted across the country in September last year.>>
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: A tourist with a heart for the Jina Revolution will seek ways to share and with it be a co-revolutionist!
Iranwire - September 25, 2023 - by ROGHAYEH REZAEI
<<Victims' Families Systematically Harassed on Iran Protest Anniversary
September 21, 2022, was one of the bloodiest days of nationwide protests that followed the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini - a day during which between 45 to 55 people were killed by the security forces of the Islamic Republic. On the first anniversary of that bloody day, the Iranian government is systematically harassing the families of those victims of repression. Audio clips, pictures and videos posted by Fatemeh Heydari, the sister of Javad Heydari, a protester killed by government forces, reveals a corner of the terror campaign against the grieving families of the victims of the crackdown on dissent.
In recent weeks, pressures on the families of those killed during protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, has increased immensely as the anniversaries of the deaths of other victims near. Security forces have pressured many of these families to abandon plans to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of their loved ones at their graves. They have arrested many family members, including Mahsa's uncle Safa Aeli and the father, mother, sister and fiancé of Hananeh Kia, a 23-year-old woman who was shot dead on her way home from a dentist's appointment on September 21, 2022.
House Arrest for Mahsa's Father - Again
On the anniversary of Mahsa's death on September 16, her family’s determination to hold a ceremony to mark her death led to the house arrest of her father Amjad Amini. According to IranWire sources, he was briefly arrested by security officers immediately after he left his residence in Mahsa's hometown of Saqqez and taken back to his residence by the chief of the city's Intelligence Department. He was instructed not to leave his home, which had been surrounded by security forces and plainclothesmen since the night before the anniversary.
On September 4, Mahsa's uncle Safa Aeli was arrested.
Over the past month, some family members of victims have been arrested, especially those who have been very vocal in seeking justice for their loved ones, including the father and the sister of Mohammad Hassanzadeh, a young man who lost his life from multiple stab wounds and a bullet fired by government forces that struck his chest and heart during protests in the Kurdish city of Bukan. His father Ahmad and her sister Solmaz were arrested on September 5 and taken to an unknown location. On August 23, Nasrin Alizadeh, the sister of Shirin Alizadeh, was arrested by security forces in Isfahan and taken to an unknown location. Earlier, Mohammad Vaziri, Shirin's husband, was arrested in the same city. Shirin Alizadeh, 35, was killed in the Caspian Sea resort town of Ramsar on September 22, 2022, while she was in a car with her husband and their seven-year-old son.
On the same day, the Twitter account of 1500tasvir, which covers human rights in Iran, reported that Mahsa Yazdani, the mother of Mohammad Javad Zahedi, a 20-year-old who was killed on September 21, 2022, was arrested and taken to an unknown location. She had rejected the false narrative put forward by the government according to which his son had been <martyred> by opponents of the Islamic Republic. On September 5, Farzad Moazami, the elder brother of Reza Moazami Goodarzi, a teenager who was killed during the November 2019 protests, was also arrested in the city of Borujerd in the western province of Lorestan. On September 17, Fahimeh Moradi, mother of Yalda Agha-Fazli, was arrested at her home in Tehran. Earlier, her father reported that threats against the family had increased. Yalda, 19, who was arrested on October 26 in Enghelab Square in Tehran and released 10 days later without being informed of the charges against her, took her own life a few days after her release. On September 15, Danial Aghili, a 20-year-old protester who was tortured while in custody last year and brutally attacked by plainclothes officers in August, was rearrested in Tehran. Aghili was first arrested on October 11, 2022. He was writing graffiti in support of the protests when armed forces tackled him to the ground, put a knife in his pocket and took pictures of him with Molotov cocktails. The young man was released from prison on bail on January 24 and summoned to the Evin courthouse on August 26. After he refused to sign a letter of commitment pledging not to participate in commemorations marking the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death, he was followed by two individuals who knocked him off his motorcycle.
Photographs and documents provided to IranWire depict extensive injuries to the right side of Aghili's face, including severe scratches and damage to his eye. A source said that he sustained fractures to his skull and jawbone.
On September 21, Nasrin Shakarami, whose 16-year-old daughter Nika Shakarami became a symbol of the nationwide unrest, said she had been forced to call off a vigil. <I do not want participants to get hurt,> she wrote on Instagram, adding that she must think of the safety of her other daughter Aida. Four days after Mahsa Amini died, Nika was filmed at a protest in Tehran setting fire to her headscarf, while other protesters chanted <death to the dictator.> Nika disappeared that evening after telling a friend she was being chased by the police. Her family found her body at a mortuary 10 days later.
The Islamic Republic's Nightmare: Justice Seekers
<Anybody slightly related to the victims' families has been threatened and a number of them have been arrested,> a civil rights activist in Tehran, who shall remain anonymous for his safety, tells IranWire. <In the past year, families who seek justice have received extensive support from the people,> he says. <The situation is no longer like in the 1980s or 2009. People have great respect for those killed during the protests and their families. In the neighborhoods, everyone treats these families with love and empathy, and they are attentive to them. This is the biggest defeat for a government that once called the cemetery of those executed in the 1980s the 'Land of the Damned'.> The cemetery mentioned by this activist is Khavaran Cemetery in southwest Tehran, where the Islamic Republic buried thousands of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience who were executed in the 1980s in unmarked graves, notably those who were executed during the mass executions in the summer of 1988. According to this rights activist, this atmosphere of respect and solidarity for <unarmed people who are standing up to security agents armed to the teeth> has terrified the government of the Islamic Republic. In the past year, he says, every burial, every grave, every mourning ceremony and now every death anniversary has become a node of resistance. Many times in the history of struggle against dictatorships, women, mothers and grieving families have succeeded in holding dictatorial governments to account by organizing to seek justice. Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with their emblematic white scarves, were women who had lost their young children during the military dictatorship in Argentina. From 1976 to 1983, thousands of young opponents of the military government <disappeared,> but the determination and courage of these women kept their names and memories alive and eventually led to the trial of the junta in 1985.
Istanbul's Saturday Mothers gathered every Saturday at noon for half an hour at Galatasaray Square to remind the world of the disappearances and political murders in Turkey during the military coup-era of the 1980s and the 1990s and demand justice.
In Iran, movements such as Khavaran Mothers and Mothers of Laleh Park succeeded in forcing the government of Islamic Republic to come clean about one of its biggest crimes. In his first press conference as president of the Islamic Republic in 2021, Ebrahim Raisi implicitly confessed to his role in the mass executions of political prisoners in the summer of 1988 and took pride in it. Without directly answering a question about the executions, he said: <If a legal expert, a judge or a prosecutor has defended the rights of the people and the security of the society, he must be lauded and encouraged for preserving the security of the people against assaults and threats.> Moreover, he said he was <proud> to have always defended human rights as a prosecutor and in other capacities.
<Tell the people not to leave us alone>
On September 22, a day after security agents attacked the native village of Javad Heydari and prevented his family from holding ceremonies marking the anniversary of his death by throwing teargas and wounding relatives, his sister Fatemeh posted the picture of a written conversation she had had with another member of her family. <Delvan [one of the children in the family] said that 'the policemen have come to set us on fire,'> wrote this member of the family. He has developed a fever. They were all very frightened…they were behind our door....tell people not to leave us alone.>
The civil activist who spoke with IranWire and who himself was arrested during the protests and sentenced to prison says that not leaving these families alone is the only way to counter a government that has used everything at its disposal to harass them. <This atmosphere of terror that they have created around the victims' families has worsened but it is not something new,> he says. <They have done this before and they want to prevent people's solidarity with these families and this is their weak point.> <The Islamic Republic knows how dear to people are those who were killed in the protests and is extremely afraid of the memorial services organized for them, and that is why it is trying to prevent these ceremonies from being repeated. However, they are going to fail if people are present, even if only on social media. We must show the families that they are not alone and they will not be alone.> >>
Iranwire - September 25, 2023
<<Prominent Iranian Sunni Cleric Subjected to Torture in Detention
Iranian intelligence agents have <physically and mentally tortured> the Friday Prayer leader of Rask, in the southwestern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, his son has said. Molavi Fathi Mohammad Naqshbandi, known for his support of last year's nationwide anti-government protests, was arrested on August 20 and accused of <dissemination of false information through speeches, defamation against the Islamic Republic of Iran's system, and acting against national security.> On September 24, his son Molavi Abdul Ghafar Naqshbandi wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that the elderly cleric endured torture involving the use of a <stunt gun and an ironing machine> at the Intelligence Department of Zahedan, the provincial capital.
Sistan and Baluchistan is home to Iran's Sunni Baluch minority of up to 2 million people.
The province has been rocked by protest rallies every Friday since September 30, 2022, when security forces killed nearly 100 people in Zahedan in the deadliest incident in the months-long demonstrations sparked by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody in Tehran.
Molavi Abdulhamid, the Sunni Friday prayer leader of Zahedan, has been a key dissenting voice inside Iran since the eruption of the widespread protests, using his sermons to call for fundamental economic, social and political changes in the country. He has also warned that the continued detention of Molavi Naqshbandi <will exacerbate dissatisfaction and yield negative consequences.> >>
Iranwire - September 25, 2023
<<New Petition Calls for Release of Jailed Iranian Physician
An online petition demanding the immediate release from custody of a dedicated Iranian physician who came to the aid of injured protesters during last year's protests has been launched. Over the past year, Yaser Rahmanirad has been <at the forefront whenever there was a need for medical assistance,> the initiators of the petition said. <Any attempt to fabricate baseless and meaningless charges will be in vain. Dr. Yaser Rahmani Rad has done nothing other than fulfilling his medical mission. It is our duty to stand by him and make efforts for his freedom.>
The petition, launched on September 24, has so far been signed by more than 180 people.
Rahmanirad was rearrested on September 21 during a dawn raid on his home in the city of Khorramabad, in western Lorestan province. He was previously detained and released on bail in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan province, for helping victims of the Islamic Republic's brutal crackdown on demonstrators. The authorities later dismissed the charges against him and closed his case. Following his release from detention, he continued to offer medical aid to protesters who suffered eye injuries inflicted by security forces.>>
Sign the petition here:
NCRI - Womens committee - September 23, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Six more women are among those apprehended to prevent another uprising
Mahsa Saeedi continues to remain in detention, 11 days after her arrest. Mahsa Saeedi was born in Kerman but studied at the University of Yazd (central Iran) and has a Ph.D. in economics. Agents of IRGC Intelligence in Yazd arrested Mahsa Saeedi on September 11 and transferred her to an undisclosed location. No news is available on her fate, and her family is really concerned. The clerical regime has been making widespread arrests over the past few months, stepping up the detentions around the anniversary of the 2022 Iran Uprising on September 16. The regime's security and intelligence services arrest students, teachers, professors, rights activists, former political prisoners, and relatives of martyrs of the uprising.
According to reports on September 23, the authorities of the Prison of Gorgan (northern Iran) called Ms. Fereshteh Mahdavi to take clothes for her imprisoned son, Mohammad Reza Showqi, 23 years old. When Ms. Mahdavi went to deliver some clothes for her son, the State Security forces arrested her and put her in jail.
Armita Pavir and Atefeh Rangriz (right)
Armita Pavir, a student activist, was arrested by security forces on September 21 and transferred to the women's ward of the Central Prison of Tabriz. No information is available on her charges. Armita Pavir is a student of cell and molecular biology at the Madani University of Azerbaijan. She had been arrested on October 31, 2022, during the 2022 Iran protests but later released on bail on December 8, 2022.
Another woman has been arrested and imprisoned for protesting the compulsory veil. Security forces arrested Zeinab Kazemi, 38, and a construction engineer, on Monday, September 18, 2023. She was expelled from the board of directors of the Engineering Organization for removing her veil.
Ansarinejad, a labor activist, sentenced to 4 years in prison
In the meantime, labor-activist Reyhaneh Ansari Nejad was summoned on September 20, 2023, by the Office of the Implementation of Verdicts to report to serve her four-year prison time. Ms. Ansari Nejad was arrested on April 28, on the eve of the International Labor Day. She had been temporarily released on bail on August 6, 2023. Another labor activist, Atefeh Rangriz, was transferred to the Prison of Shahrud, on September 21, 2023. Intelligence agents arrested her on September 10 and interrogated her at the detention Center of the Intelligence Department of Semnan. She was transferred to Shahrud Prison after the completion of her interrogations.>>
NCRI - Womens committee - in Women's news - September 22, 2023
<<Some 600 women arrested on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising and the death of Mahsa Amini
A so-called committee following up on the conditions of those arrested during the protests has reported that at least 600 women have been arrested in Tehran on the anniversary of the murder of Zhina Mahsa Amini and the start of the 2022 nationwide uprising in Iran. According to this report, 130 women are presently detained in the quarantine ward of Qarchak Prison. The authorities have filed cases against these women with the Judiciary. (The state-run Baharnews.ir, September 21, 2023) Earlier reports indicated that 360 women who had been arrested during the protests on September 16, 2023, in Tehran had been transferred to Qarchak Prison, east of Tehran. Detainees in Qarchak Prison held a protest on September 16. Prison guards opened fire on prisoners, wounding at least 20 of them. The protests and ensuing clashes led to a fire in this prison. Presently, the detainees in Qarchak are deprived of boiling water, food, and medicine. Many of the prisoners face new cases. A notorious judge, Mohammad Reza Amouzad, has been stationed in Qarchak to expedite the issuing of sentences for the women detained in this prison. Some 600 women arrested on the anniversary of the 2022 uprising and the death of Mahsa Amini
Continued intimidation of families of the martyrs of the 2022-2023 uprising
The clerical regime continues to intimidate, pressure, and arrest the families who lost their loved ones during the nationwide uprising last year. The repressive security forces attacked the residence of Javad Heydari in Qazvin on Thursday, September 21, using tear gas, brutalizing even the children, and arresting the sister and two brothers of the young man who was a graduate of agriculture. He was shot to death by security forces on September 22, 2022. The families of Nika Shakarami, Hannaneh Kia, Ghazaleh Chalabi, and Erfan Rezaii are also among those recently intimidated to cancel planned memorial ceremonies for their loved ones.
The parents and fiancee of Hannaneh Kia are presently detained. Ms. Farzaneh Barzekar, the mother of Erfan Rezaii, was arrested and detained in the Prison of Qaemshahr, since September 3. Erfan Rezaii was 21 years old and killed by security forces in Amol, northern Iran, on September 21, 2022.>>
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