Women Of Iran Are Outraged
In new footage shared by CNN, the women of Iran have been protesting endlessly for Mahsa. Not only are they letting their hair out of their traditional hijab but, they are also cutting off chunks of their hair and full-on ponytails in protest of the banning of their bodies.
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The protest started in the city of Kerman, where the hijab or similar scarf is a requirement. Many chants were yelled out that night around bonfires and in the streets. The people both men and women yelled, “We are the children of war. Come on and fight, and we’ll fight back.” And “Women, life, freedom.”
Some people were seen physically fighting with police but by far the most impact was watching the women shed what is considered a part of their beauty for another woman’s benefit.
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Mahsa Amini’s Father Believes Authorities Are Lying
Amjad Amini is accusing the morality police of lying about how his daughter passed while in their custody. Mahsa was arrested in Tehran for allegedly not wearing the hijab correctly, she was with her brother who was told she was being brought to the station and he could see her later.
Unfortunately, a short time later, Iranian officials claimed she suffered a “heart attack” and shortly after going to the hospital, she fell into a coma and passed away.
Her brother shared that when he was prohibited to see his sister, under the watchful eye of the authorities, she was “battered and bruised”. He said they didn’t allow him to take photos of her in that condition.
Her father also had a hard time getting past security to see his daughter. “They’re lying. They’re telling lies. Everything is a lie … no matter how much I begged, they wouldn’t let me see my daughter,”Amini told BBC Persia this week.
Amiad Amini Finally Got To See His Daughter
“I have no idea what they did to her,” he said when he finally saw his daughter. She was entirely wrapped up except for her face and feet. CCTV footage was released of the young woman while in the detention center for “re-education” and “guidance” on her attire, she could barely stand up and ultimately collapsed over a chair.
An aide to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ensured those concerned that a “thorough investigation” would take place they went on to claim that the Supreme Leader “is sad” as well. The family’s sorrow “is his sorrow too.”
More People Are Dying Over This Incident
In the last several days Iran has been in unrest, it may have started with a protest for Mahsa but now, others are dying. CNN reports, “at least eight people, including a teenager, have been killed in recent day.”
It is a fact that at least for of those victims, “died from injuries sustained from security forces firing metal pellets at close range.” Tear gas was also deployed after signs that read things like “I kill anyone who killed my sister,” began popping up.
Celebrities Are Speaking Out
A few celebs have shared their thoughts on the entire incident. Bella Hadid re-posted a photo of Mahsa with a loving tribute. “Just wow … 💔Rest in peace #mahsaamini You did not deserve this. Sending blessings to her family and loved ones.”
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Big sister Gigi Hadid also shared a post on her IG Story from The World Wide Tribe about equal rights.