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Mahsa Amini's death: The systematic killing of Kurds by the Iranian regime
 Zara Saleh1

Another new crime committed by the Iranian regime against humanity that shocked the Iranian people after the death of a Kurdish woman in Tehran. A 22-year-old Kurd Mahsa Amini (Jina- her Kurdish name), was killed by "morality police"-one of the military wings of the Iran's Revolutionary Guards- after she was brutally beaten and tortured. The sectarian "morality police" in Iran capital Tehran had arrested Mahsa over not complying hijab's law when she was visiting Tehran with her family whose came from Kurdistan province. After her arrest, the Kurdish young girl Mahsa Amini was violently detained and took to morality police's van on 13th September, following after, she was then discharged from the police station and was in coma situation by ambulance to the hospital and she died later there. However, the Iran's morality police has denied the death of Mahsa Amini despite the clear evidence of the crime by referring her death to heart attack reason, despite the bone fracture, brain edema that showed in Mahsa Amini's head after she had a CT scan.  

Such anti-humanity laws in Iran has become a fact after the so-called "Islamic revolution" in 1979 which led by Ayatollah Al-Khomeini. Added to that, the extremist and hard-line new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered such strict hijab legislation which is against women's rights. After the horrific killing of Mahsa Amini, and despite the Iranian regime's warning, tons of protests launched across the country and in Kurdistan province and in Mahsa's hometown Saqqez where she was buried. People started slogans against the Iranian regime and called out for the "death to the dictator".  Demonstrators in the Kurdish region removed the posters of the Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khamenei from some buildings and called for general strike in Kurdish areas.

As a result of the series of protests in Tehran and in various Kurdish and Iranian regions, the head of the morality police of Greater Iran Col Ahmed Mirzaei was suspended from his post. During the protests five civilians were killed and dozens were injured after the Iranian security forces open fire against demonstrators according to Hengaw, the Kurdish Human Rights Group, and tens of protesters had been arrested. Moreover, the death of Mahsa Amini has been condemned by the United States of America as well and her death has been described by US officials as an "appalling and egregious affront to human rights,”. Whereas the EU spokesman called the Iranian regime to "ensure the fundamental rights of its citizens".

In New York, where the terrorist President Ebrahim Raisi will have a speech during the UN assembly, the US should transfer its condemn into practices regarding the accountability of Tehran's regime. Biden's administration should also pay attention to the human rights in Iran, not only to run out over signing the nuclear deal with such regime that is well-known as the fundamental source of terrorism.


BY: Zara Saleh