It’s so great to see the loving faces of the beautiful Iranian people on streets, as women defy the government-imposed dress codes, risking life imprisonment and execution.
An estimated 15,000 people are now detained in Iran following the civil unrest that followed the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested by Iran’s morality police and accused of improperly wearing a hijab, or headscarf, while visiting the country.
As thousands continue to rally across Iran’s capital city of Tehran, defying a brutal crackdown by Iranian forces, on Tuesday, the country’s parliament overwhelmingly voted in favor of the death penalty for protesters.
The decision came after recent calls from within the Iranian government to punish protesters in a way that would quell the demonstrations. In a letter signed by 227 out of 290 members of parliament cited by Iran’s state-run Press TV on Sunday, lawmakers asked to teach those arrested “a good lesson” so as to deter others from joining them.
Death sentences have been issued for many who protested Iran’s treatment of women, including well-known rapper Saman Yasin.