Hadis, Minoo and Ghazaleh: the women victims of Iran’s crackdown

5/10/2022 10:07:00 AM

PARIS: “I am really hoping that in some years from now, after everything has changed, I will be happy to have been involved by taking part in this pro...

“My daughter was murdered for hijab, for Mahsa Amini. She lost her life for Mahsa. She wanted to keep Mahsa’s name alive.” said Najafi's mother. TheSun thesundaily news WorldNews Najafi protests rights Group Iran

PARIS: “I am really hoping that in some years from now, after everything has changed, I will be happy to have been involved by taking part in this pro...

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WANA (West Asia News Agency) - REUTERSPIX PARIS : “I am really hoping that in some years from now, after everything has changed, I will be happy to have been involved by taking part in this protest,“ Iranian woman Hadis Najafi, 22, said in a self-recorded video as she prepared to take to the streets.Shortly after recording the message to her phone, Najafi was killed while participating in a street protest on September 21 in Karaj, outside Tehran.“I am announcing that we are completely cancelling any construction project at the foot of the tower but the re-landscaping is maintained,“ deputy mayor Emmanuel Gregoire told the Journal du Dimanche.According to Amnesty International, she was shot by security forces several times at close range, with birdshot wounds to the face, neck and chest.“As the metro ticket disappears, so does a part of our lives,” said Gregoire Thonnat, a collector and author of a book on the history of the metro ticket.Najafi was one of dozens of people who rights groups say have been killed in the Iranian security forces’ crack down on protests that erupted over the death of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody.The landscaping is part of a much larger plan to re-organise the space around the famous tourist attraction, which will see roads and public areas planted with grass and shrubs.The protests have broken taboos in Iran, with slogans shouted against the regime and women removing their headscarves.That has raised questions about whether he is liable for her mental distress — no physical or sexual abuse was alleged — as well as his right to privacy.

But security forces have hit back with a lethal force that Amnesty says raises concerns of an intent to kill demonstrators.Let’s just say that we are removing some of the friction,“ Gregoire continued.But then the Covid-19 pandemic erupted, and Russia’s war in Ukraine, and with it a global shortage of microchips needed to make the smartcards to replace the tickets — whose sales still total 550 million per year, more than 50 tonnes of paper.In a video recorded by her grieving family, Najafi’s sister showed the backpack, covered in blood, that was recovered after she was shot.“It was because of Mahsa Amini that she stood up tall and went out,“ she said.City authorities are aiming to finish as much as possible for the start of the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.“We lost Hadis and we are not afraid of anything.‘Change their habits’ As a result, the share of card tickets used on urban trips has dropped from more than two-thirds a year ago to well under half now.” Her distraught mother added: “My daughter was murdered for hijab, for Mahsa Amini.Overall, seven million people visit the tower each year.McCarthyism is something else,” added the former grassroots social activist.

She lost her life for Mahsa.She wanted to keep Mahsa’s name alive.“We’re satisfied for now but we remain vigilant,“ said Thomas Brail from the National Surveillance Group for Trees (GNSA), which took part in a coalition of groups opposed to the plans.But, probably until 2024, travellers will still be able to buy single tickets at € 1.” - ‘At the forefront’ - Norway-based group Iran Human Rights (IHR) says over 90 people have been killed in the crackdown, including seven women, while Amnesty says it has confirmed 52 names of those killed, including five women, one girl and five boys.The women killed had no previous experience of political activism and, according to relatives, went to the streets for a movement that they believed offered an unprecedented glimpse of hope.“Women have been at the forefront of this movement and the very first protest was organised by Kurdish women,“ Roya Boroumand, executive director of the Washington-based Abdorrahman Boroumand Center, told AFP.Ile-de-France Mobilites is pushing ahead with more modernisation, including the use of smartphones at turnstiles, with Android phones to be enabled within weeks and Apple phones in 2023.make accusations without corroborating” them.

The funeral of Amini, an Iranian Kurd, in her home town of Saqqez in Kurdistan province, was marked by the initial protests as women took off their headscarves in defiance of the Islamic republic’s strict dress rules.“And they (the security forces) have killed with no hesitation.They did not even wait for the movement to get out of control to shoot,“ Boroumand added.” Paris’s leap into the future comes 20 years after the New York subway abolished metal tokens, and more than a decade after London’s Underground went mostly paperless, but some are pleased that Paris has taken things slowly.Minoo Majidi, 62, was killed by a shot fired by security forces during a protest on September 20 in the Kurdish-populated city of Kermanshah in northwestern Iran, according to the Norway-based Hengaw rights group.In a striking image of defiance, one of Majidi’s daughters posed beside her mother’s flower-covered grave bare-headed, dressed in black with a white scarf around her neck, according to an image that has gone viral on social media.Three ministers in President Emmanuel Macron’s governments since 2016 have been accused of rape, most recently social cohesion minister Damien Abad, who was sacked in July.

Her hair was cropped to the skull and in her left hand she held the long locks of hair she had cut off, an apparent tribute to her mother and Mahsa Amini.“If I see a metro ticket in a scrapbook 10 years from now, it will all come rushing back: Memories of being on the metro late at night, or in the rush hour, my favourite metro line, or why I hate another one, losing the tickets, trying to sort through my bag at the turnstile, doing laundry and finding your crumpled metro ticket in a pocket afterwards,” she said.Ghazaleh Chelavi, 32, a keen mountain climber, was shot and killed on September 20 in the northern Caspian Sea city of Amol, according to social media channels, which published harrowing footage of the distress of her family at her funeral.Hannaneh Kia, 23, was killed the same day in the city of Nowshahr, according to family sources and activists.Amnesty reported that two friends had said she was shot on her way home from a doctor’s visit.The metro ticket also has its place in popular culture, famously in singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg’s 1959 hit Le Poinconneur des Lilas (The ticket puncher at the Lilas station); as a keepsake for Yves Montand in the 1953 film Wages of Fear ; and on the cover of Raymond Queneau’s novel Zazie in the Metro that director Louis Malle made into a film in 1960.- ‘They will keep shooting’ - Activists say nearly all the victims died after being shot at close range.” And well-known feminist writer Caroline Fourest raised her misgivings, saying that women needed to continue to denounce their aggressors, but that journalists and politicians needed to be aware of the risk of allegations being instrumentalised.

But Sarina Esmailzadeh, aged just 16 and like Hadis Najafi also from Karaj, died as result of blows to the head when security forces beat her with batons on September 23, according to Amnesty.It also alleged that in a frequently used tactic, Iranian security and intelligence agents have subjected the girl’s family to “intense harassment” to coerce them into silence.” “Metro ticket” is also the name of a pubic hair trimming style that leaves just a ticket-size strip after waxing.Nika Shahkarami went missing on September 20 after heading out to join a protest in Tehran, two weeks before she was due to celebrate her 17th birthday, her aunt Atash Shahkarami wrote on social media.Her family was finally allowed to see the body on October 1 and were due to bury her in her home city of Khorramabad in Lorestan province on what would have been her 17th birthday, Atash Shahkarami wrote.But both BBC Persian and Iran Wire reported that the authorities had taken possession of the body and secretly buried it on Monday in another village, to avoid a funeral that could spark a protest.“I don’t like paper tickets, I want everything on my phone,” said Javier Romani, a visitor from the Catalonia region in Spain.Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said he was “fed up” with efforts by political parties to set up their own investigations into sexual harassment.

Meanwhile, Atash Shahkarami was herself arrested, the reports said.She has been inactive on social media since October 2.“This is not the end.” Stefania Grigoriadou, from Thessaloniki, Greece, said she preferred online booking but would hold on to the ticket she bought to get to the Disneyland Paris theme park.They will keep arresting people and keep shooting as long as people take to the streets.And people have no other venue to express dissent,“ Boroumand said.Rousseau said on Sunday she had no regrets about denouncing her colleague “at a moment when there was a need for transparency.

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