As expected, the eyes of the world are on it Qatar World Cup 2022A case of posthumously protesting the Iranian team against oppression in their country Mahza AminiA 22-year-old woman was arrested and mistreated by police in September for disobeying the dress code.
His death, coupled with the violence with which he was attacked and the reaction of the Iranian government, sparked protests from large sections of the population. It propelled the football team to become the voice of the Iranian people against the regime’s abuses.
Coach of Iran Carlos Queiroz, promised his players the “freedom” to protest if they wanted to, and they did so before the match against England. While the players did not sing their anthem, Iranian fans responded with applause and cheers for their footballers.
What is happening in Iran?
Protests have been taking place in more than 40 cities, including the capital Tehran, in Iran for the past 2 months. 416 people died including 51 childrenAfter clashes with security forces, according to the Organization for Human Rights (IHR).
And more, more 10,000 people They have been arrested. Among them were 60 journalists, including soccer player Woria Ghafouri, who was captured after training at his current club. Popular rapper Toumaj Salehi faces the death penalty for supporting the protests Against the regime, and activist Farideh Moradghani, daughter-in-law of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Mahza Amini passed away under what circumstances?
Mahza Amini is 22 years old from the Kurdish province of western Iran. On September 14, he was traveling to Tehran with his family when he was suddenly arrested by the regime’s “moral security agency”. The reason? Police officials said she was wearing her hijab incorrectly and was wearing very tight trousers. They beat her into a police vehicle and then took her away.
They were going to take her to “Islamic re-education classes,” which the state said was a mandatory procedure for those who strayed too far from established moral norms. He died of the attack two days later in hospital. Although yes, the authorities alleged that Mahza had pre-existing illnesses such as epilepsy, diabetes and a tumor on his head, which he had undergone surgery as a child.
His parents deny that information and stress the evidence: Her daughter was healthy and was brutally beaten to death by the Iranian regime on September 16. From that day on, citizens of all social strata took to the streets to express their anger and rage.
Iranians are calling for an end to the regime
Mass mobilizations that began with the death of a young Kurdish woman have erupted, with protesters now calling for an end to the Islamic Republic founded by the ayatollah. Ruhollah Khomeini In 1979.
For its part, the Iranian government has repeatedly blamed the United States, Israel, Germany and France for the protests.
Many celebrities or celebrities have shown their support for demonstrations chanting “woman, life, freedom”, to the displeasure of authorities who fear they might influence, amplify messages or mobilize people.
Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi ignored the protests
President of Iran Ibrahim RaisiHe played down the protests over the death of a young woman who was arrested for wearing a veil incorrectly, calling them “normal” and making it clear that there is freedom of expression in the country, but that “misogyny” does happen. It will not be allowed”, adding that his country is a victim of double standards.
“When these incidents happen all over the world, the same standards should be applied to them. The matter calls for investigation… Why not call for the same thing for those who lose their lives at the hands of law enforcement and other agencies across the West, Europe, North America, America? Those who are unjustly beaten, Why don’t they continue to be investigated?” concluded the President.
Women challenge the government
Thousands of women have stopped wearing the veil on the streets of Tehran in the past 2 months, a boycott that was unheard of and unthinkable against the Islamic Republic just a few weeks ago.
With information from EFE, AFP and Europa Press
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