Iran arrests girl for consuming out with out hijab: sister


Iran has arrested a lady who was proven consuming out with no headband in a picture that went viral on social media throughout the protests over the loss of life of Mahsa Amini, her sister mentioned Friday.

The image confirmed Donya Rad sitting in a standard Tehran restaurant apparently consuming breakfast, within the firm of a feminine pal who can be with no headband.

The picture was broadly shared on social media by customers, who applauded the 2 ladies for his or her civil disobedience within the face of the Islamic republic’s strict gown code for ladies.

Amini died earlier this month following her arrest by the nation’s strict morality police who implement the rules for the compulsory hijab.

“Yesterday after this photo was published, the security agencies contacted my sister Donya Rad and asked her to give some explanations,” her sister Dina wrote on Twitter.

“Today, after going where she was told, she was arrested. After a few hours of silence, Donya told me in a short call that she was transferred to ward 209 of Evin prison,” she mentioned, referring to a infamous wing of the Tehran jail which is apparently run by the intelligence ministry.

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“Our family is very concerned about her wellbeing,” she added.

Persian media exterior Iran have during the last days pointed to rising pictures of civil disobedience, with ladies in Iran sharing pictures of themselves strolling, procuring or in cafes with out headscarves.

“They just went to get breakfast without headscarves. They were arrested. This is how brutal/sick the hijab policy is in Iran,” commented distinguished US-based campaigner and journalist Omid Memarian on Twitter.

Some on social media in contrast Rad’s actions to these of Rosa Parks, the American black civil rights activist who resisted segregation on buses, placing collectively pictures of Parks on a bus with Rad in a restaurant.

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Prominent songwriter and poet Mona Borzouei was additionally arrested, activists mentioned, after she posted a video of herself studying a poem declaring: “We will take this homeland back from your hands.”

Activists say Iran is within the throes of considered one of its most ferocious crackdowns in years to suppress the protests that erupted within the wake of Amini’s loss of life, with some two dozen journalists rounded up in addition to activists and cultural figures.

Former Iranian worldwide soccer participant Hossein Manahi was arrested Friday after supporting the protests on his social media accounts, the state-run IRNA information company mentioned.

Security forces additionally arrested singer Shervin Hajipour, whose music “Baraye” (“For”) made up of tweets in regards to the protests went viral on Instagram, the rights group Article 19 and Persian-language media primarily based exterior Iran mentioned.

His music, which racked up thousands and thousands of views on Instagram and prompted many to remark that it moved them to tears, has now been faraway from his account.