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UK: demo outside Iranian Embassy in London to mark one month of protests

Widespread protests have erupted in Iran in the past four weeks © Private

Activists including Elika Ashoori demand justice for protesters in Iran

Gathering will mark one month since the arrest of Mahsa Amini who died in suspicious circumstances 

Mounting evidence security forces using lethal force against protesters 

‘For far too long the Islamic Republic has enforced their archaic and twisted beliefs on women - and we have had enough’ - Elika Ashoori

Amnesty International activists will gather in front of the Iranian Embassy in London on Thursday 13 October at 5:30pm to mark one month since the killing of Mahsa Amini.

Led by the Amnesty Feminists and Elika Ashoori, supporters will lay flowers to remember Amini and protesters and bystanders killed in subsequent demonstrations, and to show solidarity with Iranian women and girls.

Elika Ashoori, daughter of British-Iranian dual-national Anoosheh Ashoori, said:

“For far too long the Islamic Republic has enforced their archaic and twisted beliefs on women - and we have had enough. 

“The world is watching in horror at the callous violence used against protesters. We stand in solidarity with all the true heroes protesting to end these brutal crimes.” 

A month of anger

On 13 September, Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran by Iran’s so-called “morality police”. Eyewitnesses reported seeing her being beaten in a police van. Within hours, she was taken to hospital in a coma, and three days later the 22-year-old died.

Amini’s death has sparked widespread protests across Iran, protests which have been met with a deadly crackdown. Security forces have repeatedly used unlawful force, and leaked documents obtained by Amnesty revealed that troops have been ordered to crush protests at any cost.

Since Amini’s death, Amnesty has recorded the deaths of dozens of men, women and children. 

Protest details

What: protest and vigil in solidarity with Iranian women and girls

Where: Embassy of The Islamic Republic of Iran, 16 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT

Who: Elika Ashoori, daughter of Anoosheh Ashoori, the former arbitrarily-detained prisoner in Evin Jail, will be available for interviews

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