The security forces of the Iranian regime arrested this Saturday the father of Mahsa Amini to warn him not to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of his daughter, who She died a year ago after being arrested for not wearing the Islamic veil properly.
“Amjad Amini was detained this morning by repressive forces when he was leaving his home in Saqez and returned home hours later”reported the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights.
The organization opposed to the Tehran regime stated that the family home of the 22-year-old girl “is surrounded by military forces” in the Kurdistan Iranian to prevent them from holding a religious ceremony to commemorate his death one year ago today.
Iranian security forces have also imposed tight restrictions on the Aichi cemetery, where Amini is buried, where protests began a day after her death on September 16, 2022, according to Iran Human Rights.
The opposition NGO Hengaw confirmed Amjad’s arrest and the security measures at the cemetery.
Amini’s death sparked strong protests shouting “women, life, freedom” that for months called for the end of the Islamic Republic. and that went out after a repression that caused 500 deaths, thousands of arrests and in which seven protesters were executed, one of them in public.
In recent weeks, the Iranian authorities have intensified warnings and repressive measures to try to prevent the anniversary of the 22-year-old’s death from provoking new demonstrations with more demands for freedoms.
Dozens of relatives of those killed in the demonstrations have suffered arbitrary arrests, restrictions on holding peaceful meetings in places where graves are located, and the destruction of tombstones, he denounced. International Amnesty.
The most notorious case is that of Amini’s uncle, Safa Aeli, who was arrested last week at his home in Saqez, in Iranian Kurdistan, and whose whereabouts are unknown, according to activists.
Iranians opposed to the regime of the Islamic Republic commemorate this Saturday the first anniversary of the death in detention of the young Mahsa Amini and the activists They denounce a new wave of repression to prevent a resurgence of protests.
Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, died on September 16, 2022 after being detained for allegedly violating the dress code for women that has been in effect since shortly after the 1979 revolution.
His family claims he died from a blow to the head, but authorities deny this.
The death triggered a wave of protests that lasted weeks and during the mobilizations many women took off their Islamic veils, in a gesture of defiance to this Islamic Republic led by the supreme guide, the Ayatollah. Ali Khamenei.
The mobilizations lost momentum over the months, appeased by a repression that caused the death of 551 protesters, including 68 children and 49 women, according to the Norwegian organization Iran Human Rights (IHR), and the arrest of more than 22,000 people, according to Amnesty. International.
Seven men were executed for cases linked to those demonstrations.
Activists claim that the repression intensified with the approach of the anniversary, aimed especially at people close to victims of repression, to silence them.
The NGO Human Rights Watch indicated that relatives of at least 36 people murdered or executed were interrogated, detained, persecuted or sentenced to prison over the last month.
(With information from EFE and AFP)