In Iran, the demonstrations began on September 16, the date of the death of Mahsa Amini arrested three days earlier in Tehran for “inappropriate wearing of clothes”. The young woman, who died in detention after “badly wearing” her veil, has become the face of a protest in a country where women are watched and coerced. On Sunday, the death of another young woman caused a new stir in Iran. Hadis Najafi was shot by police six times in the head, neck and chest. A video of the 20-year-old tying her hair before going to protest has gone viral online. It dates from last Thursday, as did its execution by Iranian security forces a little later. Iranian women are going to battle not only for their freedom but for the freedom of all Iranians. com/AxIsHHL4r8— Yashar Ali 🐘 یاشار (@yashar) September 24, 2022 Access to this content has been blocked in order to respect your choice of consent By clicking on “I ACCEPT”, you accept the deposit of cookies by services and will thus have access to the content of our partners I ACCEPT And to better remunerate 20 Minutes, do not hesitate to accept all cookies, even for one day only, via our “I accept for today” button in the banner below. More information on the Cookie Management Policy page.
“A real heroine”It was not until Sunday that the Iranian journalist, Masih Alinejad, who spoke with the sister of the victim, learned and disseminated the information of his death, causing a new wave of emotion ten days after the death of Mahsa Amini. “She must become another symbol like Mahsa Amini because she did not remain silent in the face of tyranny. She was killed for protesting Mahsa’s brutal death. I call on the world to also be the voice of Hadis Najafi. A real heroine, “said the Iranian journalist, whose comments are reported by our colleagues from Ouest France. Online tributes” Hadis was a girl with a big heart who loved to dance, “Hadis Najafi’s sister told the journalist Iranian. “This young woman was called Hadis Najafi, she was 20 years old. She was killed by Iranian regime police last night. Support for the Iranian men and women who fight with courage, sometimes until death, to defend freedom and democracy”, reacted the former French president François Hollande. On social networks, many people pay tribute to him by drawing his gesture or by reproducing it, like her, with her back to the camera.