Friday , 7 October 2022

Public Figures in Iran Slam ‘Disgrace’ of Regime’s Reaction to Protests

iranwire – More well-known public figures in Iran have spoken out in support of the ongoing protests against dictatorship in the country sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini last week.

Musicians Homayoun Shajarian and Mohsen Chavoshi have castigated the government for failing the Iranian people

The musician Homayoun Shajarian wrote on Instagram, which is presently down in parts of Iran: “None of us are happy in these bitter days. Is there any will on the part of the authorities to respond reasonably to the demands of an honorable, noble nation? If so, then why so many delays?”

Mohsen Chavoshi, a pop singer, published a post on the same platform on Wednesday: “I hereby announce, in full awareness and health, that from today I will stop all my cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance… and will continue to sing for the people. Silence is no longer acceptable.”

Mehdi Mahdavikia, a former footballer with Iran’s national team who now plays for Hamvurger SV, decried the uncontrolled violence of security forces deployed to stifle protests in cities across Iran. “You will make people hate you more,” he wrote. “Beating up women? Shame on you.”