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Iranian Women’s Demands for Freedom Must Be Heard

The current protests gripping Iran show no signs of abating

More than forty days since the death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini–who died after being arrested by Iran’s morality police for breach of the country’s strict dress code–the wave of fury unleashed at compulsory hijab laws, security forces’ brutality, and wider government repression continues to rage.

  • Rothna Begum
  • Just Security

This uprising has been different.

Men and women of various ethnic backgrounds have marched under the banner of women’s rights.

Across Iran crowds have shouted the women’s movement chant in both Kurdish “Jin, Jian, Azadi!” and in Farsi “Zan, Zendagi, Azadi!,” which…

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