Iran, Mahsa Amini’s father arrested and released on the anniversary of his death | EUROtoday

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Amjad Amini, the father of Mahsa, who died precisely one yr in the past in Tehran after being positioned in custody by the ethical police as a result of she didn’t put on the veil accurately, was arrested whereas leaving her dwelling in Saqqez. The NGO ‘Hengaw’ and numerous Iranian dissident accounts on social media made this recognized. In current days, as the anniversary of his daughter’s death approached and the anti-government protests that exploded instantly afterwards, the man had been positioned beneath surveillance and was requested to not maintain ceremonies to commemorate Mahsa. After his arrest, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network stated, Iranian safety forces released him after briefly holding him and telling him to not rejoice the anniversary of his death.

Mahsa Amini’s father’s switch

Amjad Amini was transferred to an unknown location and in current weeks he had been summoned at the very least 4 instances by numerous safety businesses to forestall him from organizing ceremonies in reminiscence of his daughter. A 30-year-old member of the family (Safa Aaeli) and Mahsa Amini’s younger uncle had been arrested on Tuesday 12 September throughout a raid by intelligence forces in Saqqez and stay detained. The metropolis of Saqqez, particularly round the residence of the Amini household and the streets resulting in the Aichi cemetery the place the younger girl is buried, has been closely militarized, with safety and army forces stationed in a number of armed factors.

One yr in the past Mahsa died

It’s been a yr since the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin killed by Tehran police as a result of she did not put on her scarf correctly. The lady was arrested on September 13 a yr in the past and died after 3 days in a coma, on September 16, 2022. The protests unfold from her metropolis, Saqez, all through the nation and gave rise to an anti-government motion that’s was harshly repressed (500 lifeless and round 20 thousand individuals arrested) however has continued to make itself felt to today. On the anniversary of her death, new demonstrations are deliberate throughout the world, together with Italy, on Saturday 16 September. In Iran there are fears of unrest, after the protests have waned in current months beneath the weight of the repression which has been extraordinarily harsh.

The sanctions are coming

The United States then declares sanctions in opposition to 29 Iranian personalities and entities, “connected to the Iranian regime’s violent repression against protests across the country” following the lady’s death. In the new sanctions record, introduced by the Treasury Ministry, 18 “key members of the regime’s security forces” seem, together with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the head of the jail system, Gholamali Mohammadi, three media regime (Fars information, Tasnim News and Press TV), three senior officers and three people and one firm linked to the regime’s censorship and blocking of Internet entry.

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The protests

Five activists detained in Iran have introduced that immediately, Saturday 16 September, they’ll start a starvation strike to mark the first anniversary of Mahsa’s death. BBC Persian made this recognized by publishing elements of the letter written by the 5 imprisoned activists – Mustafa Tajzadeh, Hossein Razzaq, Saeed Madani, Mehdi Mahmoudian and Mohammad Najafi – through which they declared that they’ll go on starvation strike to protest in opposition to “repressive policies” and to provide solidarity “to the protesters’ demands, including the abolition of the compulsory veil”. The regime fears ”a brand new spark” and ”is attempting in each option to comprise the protests” which can see their ”spotlight on 16 September”, the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death, when they’re ” radical demonstrations are anticipated” which ”may get out of management of the authorities”.