Homage to Mahsa Jhina Amini & the Women-Led Call for Freedom

15 October, 2022
A mural devoted to the memory of Mahsa Amini and the freedom movement her death in Iran has inspired, in France.

 

Women across the world are out protesting in solidarity with the women-led uprising for freedom in Iran, following the death of Mahsa Jhina Amini at the hands of Iran’s so-called “morality police,” or Gashte Ershad. We share here several images and videos from the protest movement, many culled on social media, which has adopted the Kurdish call, “Women Life Freedom.” Click right on the slideshow arrow, and watch the five short videos that follow. #MahsaAmini.

 

 

 

The lyrics to “Baraye” by Shervin Hajipour are taken from ordinary Iranians voicing their anger in the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death:

For the sake of dancing in the street
For the fear in the moment of kissing
For my sister, your sister, our sisters
For changing the eroded brains
For the shame, For the poverty
For the yearning for a normal life
For the sake of the poor child that searches in the garbage, and their dreams
For this authoritarian economy
For this polluted air
For Vali’asr and the withered trees
For Piruz and his probable extinction
For the innocent forbidden dogs
For the non-stop crying
For the dream of reminiscing about this moment in history
For a laughing face
For the students, For the future
For this mandatory “paradise” 
For the imprisoned intellectuals
For the Afghan children
For all of this, For the lack of repetition 
For all this hollow slogans
For the ruins of these badly-built houses 
For the feeling of peace and tranquility
For the sun after long nights
For the mental illness pills and insomnia
For men, fatherland, prosperity
For the sake of the girl that wished she was a boy
For women, life, freedom
For freedom
For freedom
For freedom

 

 

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