Minute of silence in the National Assembly for the victims of repression in Iran

Minute of silence in the National Assembly for the victims of repression in Iran

MPs and government officials observed a minute’s silence on Tuesday in memory of the victims of repression in Iran “who have paid for their fight for freedom with their lives since September 16”.

Opening the question and answer session to the government, the President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, honored the memory of Mahsa Amini, who had “brutally arrested in the name of an alleged virtue” and died.

This 22-year-old young woman was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for “wearing inappropriate clothing” by the Morality Police, responsible for enforcing the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code. Women must cover their hair and not wear short or tight coats or jeans with holes. She died in hospital on September 16.

“Since then, women, men and all of Iran’s youth, whose incredible courage is to be admired, have expressed their thirst for freedom,” the heir apparent continued to applause.

“As the number of victims of repression to which they are subjected daily increases, the unanimous national representation wants these women and men who, since the 16th Braun-Pivet inviting a minute’s silence.

The death of Mahsa Amini has sparked a wave of protests and rallies in Iran in solidarity with Iranian women around the world.

This protest movement, the largest in Iran against the rise in fuel prices since 2019, is entering its third week and repression has increased.

Reference: www.challenges.fr

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