Standing In Solidarity With The Strong Women Of Iran

Standing In Solidarity With The Strong Women Of Iran

Women have been at the forefront of Iran’s escalating protests following the death in custody of a woman detained for violating hijab laws.

On Tuesday, crowds cheered as women burned their hijabs on a bonfire in Sari, as the unrest continued for a fifth night and expanded to other cities. Activists claim that security forces shot and killed two male protesters in Urmia and Piranshahr in the north-west. A police officer was also reportedly killed in the southern city of Shiraz. At least six people are believed to have been killed since protests against hijab laws and morality police erupted following Mahsa Amini’s death.

Nada al-Nashif, noted that the UN had received “numerous, and verified, videos of violent treatment of women” as morality police have increased their street patrols in recent months to crack down on those wearing “loose hijab.”

“The authorities must stop targeting, harassing, and detaining women who do not follow hijab rules,” she added, calling for their abolition.

The authorities must stop targeting, harassing, and detaining women who do not follow hijab rules.Nada al-Nashif

Ms. Nashif also expressed concern about the “reported unnecessary or disproportionate use of force” against thousands of protesters since Mahsa Amini’s death.

Women in the capital were seen taking off their headscarves and shouting “death to the dictator”—a common chant in reference to the Supreme Leader. Others chanted, “Justice, liberty, no to compulsory hijab!”

A woman who took part in a protest in Rasht on Monday sent BBC Persian photos of bruises she claimed were caused by riot police using batons and hoses.

“[The police] continued to use tear gas.” “Our eyes were burning,” she explained. “We were fleeing, but they cornered me and beat me. They were calling me a prostitute and saying I was out on the street selling myself. “

We were fleeing, but they cornered me and beat me. They were calling me a prostitute and saying I was out on the street selling myself.

The internet connection has reportedly been disrupted in a number of sites, including the capital, Tehran, and Saqez, according to Netblocks, a watchdog organisation that tracks cybersecurity and internet governance.

Standing In Solidarity With The Strong Women Of Iran

In response to what they allege is a government of gender apartheid, Iran’s strong women have united together to demand their fundamental rights. As they speak out against the crimes committed by the Iranian regime in general and the morality police in particular, we at RealShePower applaud them. More power to their tenacity and resolve.

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