Dr Nina Ansary, an Iranian-American historian, shared the news on her official social media post. She expressed her condolences and mourned a young boy’s unfortunate and untimely death. ”It was another horrific and devastating loss for humanity,” she noted.
Furthermore, Ansary quoted the last few lines from ‘Hamidreza Rouhi’s’ last social media post about the protests in Iran, which read as follows;
”If they cut off the internet forever
I want this to be my last post
Long live woman
Long live freedom
Long live Iran”.
What was the crime of ‘Hamidreza Rouhi’?
The only crime he committed was posting on the internet and protesting against the dictatorship of the Iranian government. An innocent soul was killed for his stand against exploiting essential woman’s rights in Iran.
The protests in Iran got sparked when a 22-year-old woman named ‘Mahasa Jina Amini’ got allegedly arrested on 16 September and beaten to death by the so-called morality police of Tehran.
What was the crime of Mahsa Amini ? as per the guards, ”she was not wearing the HIJAB as per the government standards of Iran”. The incident took a suspicious turn when the morality police issued a statement saying, ”the woman got a heart attack in police custody before transferring her to the hospital”.
After the death of Mahsa Amini, the entire incident got viral and sparked a rage for freedom among the people of Iran. Since then, at least 381 people, including 57 children, have lost their lives during participating in the protests against the government. More than 16,000 people were arrested, some of which were given death sentences and life imprisonment, according to the human rights agency.
The Human Rights Centre in Iran has shared that outside of the ancestral home of 1979 revolutionary leader ‘Ruhollah Khomeini’ which was set on fire on Thursday night- protesters chanted: ”Mullahs get lost!”
The Iranian security forces have been killing innocent lives since the protests for freedom for basic fundamental rights started. More than 40 days have passed, yet the people of the Republic of Iran refuse to back down. The fire of freedom has been taken to the streets of Iran to make a change.