An Iranian mother holding a picture of her son who got killed in the protest over the tragic death of Mahsa Amini and shouting his name. Listen how proudly she is crying for justice. She wants everyone to say his name and to stand up for freedom.
Shout out to all women in Turkiye, be it Persian or Kurd or Turk, for standing up for women in Iran in their fight for freedom to overthrow a dictatorship. You have been our voice and haven't stopped being our voice from the beginning. Thank you. .
The situation is currently so wild and messed up in my country, Iran.
The government wants ALL of the people to have strong faith in Islam. They force all the women to wear hijab, even if a woman isn't even muslim.
We do not want this in our country!! Everyone should be free to choose what they want to wear, if they want to be muslim or not and if they want to wear hijab or not.
A couple of days ago, Mahsa Amini who was just a normal 22-year-old girl and was on vacation with her family got arrested, beaten and killed by the moral security police, just because she wasn't wearing hijab.
If you see a young girl get murdered by some random person in the street, what do you do? Of course you go and tell the police. But now, in Iran, the policemen are the murderers who are killing some innocent people. WHERE CAN WE REPORT THEIR CRIMES???
Lots of people in Iran are demonstrating in different places now and we're getting united against this unfair situation. But that's not enough! Many people get killed by the police in these demonstrations and we can hear the sound of shotguns echoing in the streets.
You, the people who live in other countries that are safe enough, please be our voice! Please reblog my post or even share it on other platforms. Do whatever you can! Please don't leave us alone. All we want is just freedom and justice.
People outside of iran are asking how they can help. I can suggest these options:
Be our voice, spread our stories. It's important to share what's happening in Iran as much as you can. The more people hear about it, the harder it gets for governments to deny it. Acknowledgment can be a tool here.
Have peaceful gatherings and protests in front of Iran embassy in your country of residence if possible. Obviously I don't want anyone to get in trouble but if you live in a country that allows freedom of speech and peaceful protests, do it. The sense of solidarity alone helps our courage.
Demand your government to un-recognize our government as legit. We do not know Islamic republic of Iran as our representative government, we wish other countries to stop shaking hands and welcoming Islamic republic politicians in international affairs. Iran's current government is not recognized by majority of people and it shouldn't be by other nations. You can demand this by just tweeting and posting about it.
Thank you in advance for any help you're able to do. We appreciate it.