NEU stands in solidarity with women and girls in Iran

The NEU extends solidarity to the women, girls, students and all those protesting in Iran following the death in police custody on 16 September of Mahsa Amini who was detained by Iran’s so-called ‘morality police’ on allegations that she had breached the country’s strict dress code laws for women.  

Demonstrations have been ongoing in universities and towns across the country since 17 September, beginning in Saqqez, Mahsa Amini’s home town, with protestors demanding an end to the dress code imposed on women.

On 2 October, students demonstrating inside the Sharif University of Technology were met by riot police who surrounded the university, trapping the students and leaving several injured, before arresting a number of them.  

The NEU applauds the courage of schoolgirls in Iran who have been taking part in the protests, notably waving their headscarves in the air and demanding the right to determine their own destiny.

The NEU calls for the Iranian Government to respect the right to peaceful protest and the right of women and girls to make their own decisions about how to dress.  We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all those detained during the protests that have followed the killing of Mahsa Amini, and for the release of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience.

The NEU is affiliated to CODIR which provides regular updates about the situation in Iran.

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