Protests in Iran are spreading and the Internet is holding back
HISTORY: at least eight people were reportedly killed during protests in Iran, after the death of a woman who was arrested for “unsuitable clothing”. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, died in custody last week after being arrested by the morality police. You have aroused national anger and the protests have spread to at least 50 cities in Iran and many large cities around the world. Demonstrations took place in Istanbul, Amsterdam, Berlin and Toronto. Women played a prominent role, waving and burning the veil, with some having their hair cut in public and in videos posted online. Nasibe Shamsi is an Iranian woman living in Istanbul: 6957 “It is a revolution that started with the murder of a young Iranian woman and it will not end easily. Many of my friends are in prison, or have been killed or have had to leave their homeland. because of the hejab issue. In Iran women are repressed “. Javad Dabiran is the spokesperson for the National Council of Resistance Iran – in Berlin: 6597” People in Iran no longer want a dictatorship. They openly oppose. They are tired of Khomeini, the mullahs and even the Shah. They want a republic based on the separation of religion and state. This is why we are here. “With no signs of easing of protests in Iran, authorities have now restricted access to the Internet, according to the NetBlocks group. Amini fell into a coma while detained by the morality police, who apply strict rules in Iran requiring women to cover their hair and wear loose clothing in public. and they are not yet clear. Police deny allegations that she was beaten, saying instead that she fell ill while she waited with other women inmates. But her father says the police are responsible for her death. the leader expressed his condolences to her family, promising to follow up on the case. Shamsi hopes that one day things will change in Iran: “Today, Iranian men and women are together in wanting to destroy the Islamic Republic forever. Women in Iran must be free and I hope they will be liberated in Iranian society. And when women will be. liberate then the whole society will be liberated “. In Tehran on Wednesday, hundreds of people shouted “death to the dictator” at the University of Tehran. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the video. The UN rights office has called for an impartial investigation into Amini’s death.