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Iranian Leaders Should Call Off Their Campaign of Repression
The death of Mahsa Amini has outraged citizens throughout Iran, setting off a protest wave.
If it wishes for genuine stability, rather than the mirage of social control, Tehran must stop responding with brute force and start addressing the grievances driving people into the streets.
In September 2022, Iranians have taken to the streets nationwide to protest their government’s abuses of power.
Once more, the Islamic Republic is responding with further abuse – deploying security forces in droves, limiting access to the internet and blaming foreign instigators for the unrest.
The country’s leaders may not be prepared to relinquish all their old ways, but…