Maryam Rajavi calls for public mourning for Mahsa (Zhina) Amini
People and women of Tehran take to the streets to protest the murder of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini
The young Kurdish woman who was violently arrested on Tuesday, September 13, died this afternoon, at 3.40 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2022. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, 22, from Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, had traveled to Tehran to visit her relatives in the capital.
Mahsa (Zhina) Amini and her brother, Kiarash, were coming out of the Haqqani Metro Station when Mahsa was arrested by the so-called “Moral Police” or the Guidance Patrol.
Eyewitnesses said the state agents brutalized Mahsa (Zhina) Amini in the SSF vehicle and in the Moral Police station on Vozara Avenue.
Only two hours after the arrest, she went into a coma. She was taken to Kasra Hospital, where doctors said she had suffered a heart stroke and brain hemorrhage. The heavy blows to her head fractured her skull. She finally died this afternoon.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns the murder of Mahsa Amini, 22, at the hands of the repressive forces of the misogynous clerical regime.
Call for public mourning
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, extended her deepest sympathies to the family and parents of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini.
She called for a public mourning for Mahsa (Zhina) Amini; an innocent young woman brutally murdered at the hands of the regime’s “Guidance Patrols.”
Mrs. Rajavi also reiterated that the Guidance Patrols must be disbanded.
She called on the courageous women of Iran to hold nationwide protests against the mullahs’ evil and misogynous regime.
“The resistant and resilient women of Iran will stand up to the tyranny and oppression of the mullahs and the IRGC and defeat them. Iranian people and women will fight back with all their might,” Mrs. Rajavi reiterated.
Outraged at the murder of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, people take to the streets
They also chanted, “From Kurdistan to Tehran, stop oppression against women!”
The State Security Force has blockaded the area to prevent the spread of the protests. There is heavy traffic in Tehran’s Argentina Square, and jammed vehicles are horning.