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But soon after, some women — as well as families of the victims — demanded their photos be deleted The system has no right to use these people for propaganda without permission to undermine the women’s movement against discrimination. After an embarrassing PR debacle, the people responsible had to remove the banner and replace it with an imageless poster.

Despite a violent crackdown by security forces against protesters in Iran, scores of people protested against the country’s leadership on Saturday. People took to the streets in Tehran, Isfahan and Kermanshah, among others, according to videos from online channel 1500Tasvir and the Norwegian-based human rights organization Hengao. Iran has already called for a “realistic approach” from the EU, given the threat of new sanctions for a violent crackdown on protesters.

According to 1500Tasvir, young women at a college in Tehran waved their headscarves in the air and shouted “freedom, freedom, freedom.” The online channel, which documents protests and police attacks, also reported on shopkeepers striking in Kurdistan Province and West Azerbaijan.

Rice wants to review the law

Meanwhile, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has acknowledged the need to review the current law. “When reviewing the cultural framework, it is absolutely necessary to review, revise, update and if necessary amend the laws,” Raisi said on Saturday. Dialogue is also necessary to continuously evaluate certain issues and remove “doubts” within society. “We should also see whether we have achieved the set goals and if not, where are the problems,” he said, according to the IRNA news agency.

According to Raisi, more attention should also be paid to women’s status and opportunities. Raisi did not say which law she was specifically referring to and whether her claim related to mandatory headscarves.


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Porteste on the street and on the web

Observers believe Raisi is now focusing on dialogue, since violent and sometimes brutal crackdowns by police and security forces have failed to stop the protests.

Because protests are not only taking place on the streets, but also digitally, the internet has been heavily restricted and some websites have been blocked. According to the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, every hour of internet blocking means a loss of more than 1.5 million euros to the country’s numerous online entrepreneurs.

Since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last month, thousands of people have been protesting across the country against government repression and mandatory headscarves. The young woman was arrested by the moral police for her alleged “un-Islamic dress”. What exactly happened to Amini after that is not clear. The woman fell into a coma and died in a hospital on September 16. Critics of the morality of police use of violence. The police strongly denied the allegations.


SULTAN MAHMUDhttps://nextpress.news/
Bangladesh Politics, Political Development, Party Politics, International Affiars, Liberation War of Bangladesh, Peace and Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Security Studies.
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