Zinat Mazidi, 20, was murdered by her father in one of the villages in the southern province of Fars.
The father of Zinat Mazidi struck his daughter with a series of blows to the head with an iron bar because she was going to divorce for the second time.
Zinat Mazidi was from Dehno village, in Zarrin Dasht, in Fars province, southern Iran. The news of this femicide circulated on social media on March 26.
Femicide, a product of mullahs’ misogyny
Not a week goes by without some form of honor killing making headlines. At least eight women are murdered in Iran every day, and an average of 450 women are murdered each year.
In many cases of honor killings, the police or judicial authorities have acted negligently, giving a green light to this kind of murder.
Men are free to commit femicide under the misogynistic rule of the mullahs’ regime.
In the final analysis, the root cause must be attributed to the inhuman and misogynist clerical regime, which is the primary origin of the complexes of this period of Iranian history.
Women and girls are the prime victims of the regime’s inhuman ideology and policy. Before being committed by the husband’s knife or the father’s sickle, the beheadings of Mona Heydari or the 14-year-old Romina Ashrafi and others have already been sanctioned by numerous written and unwritten laws made by the medieval religious fascism.
The bottom line is that the gruesome statistics of honor killings in Iran are rooted in misogyny and the patriarchal culture institutionalized in Iranian law and society.
The people of Iran believe the mullahs’ medieval regime is the main culprit in the brutal murder of Mona Heydari and hundreds of other women. How can the execution of a man solve the rampant violence against women in Iran?
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran calls on all international organizations and personalities defending women’s rights to condemn the heinous situation of violence against women in Iran.