The statement of the Iranian Writers Association protesting the death of Mahsa Amini
Ariyai Community News Agency – Following the widespread reactions to the death of Mehsa (Zina) Amini, the Iranian Writers Association condemned her death by publishing a statement.
According to Jamia Aryai News Agency, on Friday, 25th of Shahrivar, 1401, the Writers’ Union of Iran issued a statement condemning the death of Mehsa (Zina) Amini, born: 1379, from the city of Saqez, in the detention center of the Tehran Security Police, demanding an end to the repression of women and became the girls of Iran.
In a part of its issued statement, this literary collection announced: “The widespread reaction to the horrifying news of Mahsa Amini’s murder took place in a situation where in recent months, the arrest of Sepideh Reshnou and the broadcast of her forced confessions had also provoked public anger.”
The text of the statement of the Iranian Writers Association protesting the death of Mahsa Amini
Another black page of oppression of women was added to the record of governance. This time, Mehsa (Gina) Amini, a 22-year-old girl from Saqqez who was beaten by the “Gestht Irshad” agents of the government and went into a coma, died.
Mehsa Amini, who had traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested at Haqqani metro station on Tuesday evening, 22 September. He was with his brother when he was arrested. According to their relatives, after Kiaresh Amini, Mehsa’s brother, protested against this arrest, the agents dispersed the people with tear gas. They announced that Mehsa would be released “after an hour of orientation class and with the signing of a pledge”, they took him to the minister’s detention center and after two hours, his half-life body was transferred to Kasri Hospital.
Following the release of this news, the “police force” of the government reacted to it two days later by publishing a short text and considered the news of “mistreatment” of Mahsa Amini as “news and claims of the opposing media”. In this text, announcing that the government officials had “directed” this 22-year-old girl to the detention center for “justification and training”, it was stated that Mehsa Amini “suddenly suffered a heart problem in the group of other people being guided”. After this reaction, his relatives announced that “we have a medical record of Mahsa and he was completely healthy”. At the same time, reports of the beating of Amini and other detained women in the Irshad patrol van were published, and along with the publication of other women’s accounts of beatings in Irshad patrol detention centers, it once again confirmed the systematic oppression of women.
The widespread reaction to the horrifying news of Mehsa Amini’s murder took place in a situation where in recent months, the arrest of Sepideh Reshnou and the broadcast of her forced confessions had also provoked public anger. In response to this public anger, the government deployed its security forces inside and outside Kasri Hospital to block any gathering and protest in advance; The method that the government takes every time after killing detainees and prisoners to suppress people’s protest reactions. Arresting and sending to death and then putting pressure on family and relatives is a familiar process for people. The murder of Bektash Abtin, a poet, filmmaker and member of the Iranian Writers Association, was one of the many deliberate crimes committed by the government, as a result of which the security forces’ pressure on his family and relatives has continued to this day.
In the last 44 years, the cycle of oppression of women has been circulating in one way or another and has crushed women’s lives and destiny in its gears. Now this systematic suppression is no longer hidden behind combinations like “suddenly” and “heart attack”. Continuous suffocation is a daily experience of women. Mehsa Amini’s murder is an obvious example of full-scale repression that has been going on for years under the shadow of misogynistic rule. It is not the first time that the right to choose a veil, which is an obvious right, has led to the death of a woman; A young woman who spent a “normal” day in this land.
While defending the right to choose clothing, the Iranian Writers Association condemns the murder of Mehsa (Gina) Amini and wants to stop the systematic oppression of women.
Iran Writers Association / 25th of Shahrivar month 1401
It should be noted that on the 22nd of Shahrivar, 1401, Mehsa (Zina) Amini, born in: 1379, from the city of Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province, after being arrested by the moral security police officers in Tehran and transferred to the detention center of this security organization located on Maziris Street. He was taken to Kasari Hospital in Tehran after about 2 hours due to severe brain and heart problems and suffered brain death.
Suppression of women and acts of discrimination and violence against them violate international human rights documents, including Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil, Political and Social Rights.
Also, any behavior accompanied by violence and intimidation against people is a clear example of torture and violates Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.