Today, the Iranian people are risking their lives and taking to the streets of cities throughout the country in peaceful protests demanding basic human rights, democracy and freedom.
These women-led protests are met with brutality and force by security authorities of the Iranian regime who have killed hundreds, arrested thousands with many missing.
Universities in Iran are being raided and the Iranian regime continues its campaign of violence to end the protests. Many Iranian celebrities, athletes and artists have been detained.
Universities in Iran are being raided and the Iranian regime continues its campaign of violence to end the protests.
Take action today, write your local representative, the White House and State Department to take clear and unequivocal action to support the Iranian people in their demands for basic equal protections, human rights, dignity, freedom and democracy.
Who is Mahsa Amini?
On September 13, 2022, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was taken into custody by the “morality” police. Her crime? “Inappropriate attire” in the form of not properly wearing her Hijab (veil). Hours after her arrest, Mahsa was taken to a hospital in a coma and died three days later.
Police claim that she died after spending two days in a coma following a heart attack at their facility, but eyewitnesses said she was severely beaten by police. Along with leaked medical scans, independent medical examiners concluded that Amini died from a cerebral hemorrhage and stroke as a result of the severe beating.
In the days following the onset of the protests, citizens from different classes and social groups within Iran began to come together in solidarity against Iran’s repressive government, calling for an end to the regime in Iran.