The Continued Fight For Freedom

The fight for freedom and equality continues to escalate in Iran.

Countries around the world fight for the injustices happening in Iran.

Nicholas Hutchinson

Countries around the world fight for the injustices happening in Iran.

Lily Wilkin, Features Editor

The Iranian government has begun to crack down on its citizens and the protests. Over 1,000 people have been arrested and charged for their involvement in the protests. The Tehran police have also begun to take a more violent approach to control the protests. Police forces have killed around 326 people, including women and children. The government also continues to limit the use of technology in the country. 

The Iranian government has taken a more violent approach to attempt to control the protests and warn protestors to stop. They have started making arrests and charging protestors with treason and disruption of peace. The government recently issued its first death sentence against an unnamed protestor. 

Protests are both peaceful and some not so much, the people of Iran are fighting for freedom.

The protestor is charged with “disturbing order and peace, community, and colluding to commit a crime against national security, war and corruption on Earth, war through arson, and intentional destruction,” CNN and state news agency IRNA states. This death sentence does have the ability to be appealed. 

Although the government is becoming increasingly more violent and consequences are becoming more severe, protesters show no sign of stopping or slowing down. People around the world are still outraged and are expecting change to from the activism. The Iranians have received countless amounts of global support, and The United Nations has publicly spoken out against the Iranian government’s tactics in handling the situation. 

Authorities in Iran must fully respect the rights of protestors calling for justice for Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died in custody after being arrested for allegedly violating strict dress codes,” the United Nations human rights office said. 

Protests continue throughout the world in honor of Mahsa Amini.
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The Iranian parliament has made a statement in response to the global criticism they are receiving. “I ask all who have any [reasons to] protest not to allow their protest to turn into destabilizing and toppling of institutions,” Iranian Parliamentary speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said. The Iranian government is becoming increasingly worried that they will be overthrown, and are asking the people to be protesting for change and not to destabilize the government. In response to the sanctions the United States has put on Iran because of the actions of the government, Ghalibaf made this comment, “Creating chaos in the streets will weaken social integrity, jeopardizing the economy while increasing pressure and sanctions by the enemy.”