During the last September 13, the Morality Police arrested a 22 years-old women, Zhina Amini, also known as Mahsa Amini, in Tehran, Iran.
Unfortunately, and after being tortured and beaten by the iranian police forces, she was a fatal victim of the crime committed by the authorities on September 17. We express our condolences to her family and friends and highly condemn the police brutality that was exercised against Mahsa.
Mahsa’s only crime was not complying with the hijab regulations, which the regime has imposed on all women aross Iran and Kurdistan since coming to power in 1979. Her death has united Iranian and Kurdish society and brought many political, artistic and sports figures to the fore.
As a consequence of this horrific crime and of police brutality, the Kurdish people have declared a nationwide strike on Monday and Kurdish youth stood in the streets against the police that brutally attacks people. At this moment, we unfortunately have to mourn 4 martyrs and to highlight that more than 110 people have been injured in Kurdistan.
The International Union of Socialist Youth stands in solidarity with all women and especially supports kurdish women’s freedom, while condemning the behavior of the Islamic Republic. The IUSY once again reiterates full support to the freedom-seeking people of Kurdistan.
International Union of Socialist Youth