Iran, protests for Mahsa: Hadis Najafi killed, she was 20 years old

Six shots fired at the girl. The Iranian police repress the demonstrations in blood: at least 41 dead

Hadis Najafi was twenty. And like thousands of other Iranian girls and women, she took to the streets to protest the death of Mahsa Amini, two years older than her, who died after being arrested by the moral police in Tehran on suspicion of wearing the veil badly. Islamic. Hadis Najafi was twenty years old and while demonstrating in the square in the city of Karaj she was shot dead. The police in fact decided to use the hard line to quell the protests and fired at the demonstrators. On social media, the sister reports that six gunshots were fired against Hadis in the head, neck, chest and abdomen.

Also on social media in these hours, images of the smiling girl and a last video that portrays her while she collects her blonde hair in a ponytail have been disseminated before joining the demonstrations. A last photo, of her bloody face, accompanies the previous ones. ” She was killed with six bullets. Hadis is a heroine, ” she reads on Twitter.

More than forty people have lost their lives after taking to the streets and squares of Iran to report the death of Mahsa Amini. Demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of people that the Iranian police have repressed in blood, as they make clear the bulletin released by the television station Irib which speaks of 41 deaths. The protests continued throughout the night and into the early hours of today in Tehran and other Iranian cities, as evidenced by the various videos shared on social networks.

The Iranian government accused the United States of supporting ” the rioters ”, that is the thousands of protesters who in recent days are contesting the Tehran regime after Mahsa’s death. According to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, ” peaceful protests are a right of every nation. However, US involvement in Iranian affairs and support for the ‘rioters’ in carrying out their destabilizing project is clearly in conflict with Washington’s diplomatic messages to Iran regarding the need for a nuclear deal and to bring stability to the region”. The semi-official news agency Isna reports it.

“For the European Union and its member states, the widespread and disproportionate use of force against non-violent protesters is unjustifiable and unacceptable. People in Iran, as elsewhere, have the right to protest peacefully. This right must be guaranteed in Iran. every circumstance “states in a note the EU High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell.

Over the past week, Borrell points out, “women and men across Iran have exercised their fundamental right to assemble and protest. A growing number of reports indicate that, despite repeated calls for restraint, the response of the security forces and of Iranian police at the demonstrations was disproportionate and resulted in the loss of life and a large number of injuries. The decision to severely restrict Internet access by the relevant Iranian authorities and to block instant messaging platforms is a further cause for concern, as it clearly violates freedom of expression “. The EU and its member states, he continues, “urge the Iranian authorities to strictly respect the principles enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of which Iran is a party”.