More democracy in Iran
300 people demonstrate in Geneva
Around 300 people demonstrated for democracy in Iran in Geneva on Saturday. Among other things, they chanted “Woman, Life, Freedom” in French, English, Persian and Kurdish. Switzerland should take concrete measures, it was demanded.
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The bearded old men in Iran, the mullahs, still rule in God’s name. In Geneva, around 300 people demanded more democracy on Saturday after the so-called vice police in Tehran caused the death of a young Kurdish woman.
“For more than four months and the death of Jina Mahsa Amini, for which the vice squad was responsible simply because she misplaced her headscarf, thousands of people took to the streets to defend women’s rights and freedom of expression,” said Marie Barbey- Chappuis, mayor of Geneva, at the beginning of the demonstration.
More than 500 people have since died and thousands have been injured, imprisoned and raped. As the custodian of the Geneva Conventions, “the city of Geneva strongly condemns these acts of violence” and the abuse of human rights,” emphasized the mayor, guaranteeing the demonstrators “the city’s support in this fight.”
The demonstration marched from the train station via the Rues-Basses to the Place de Neuve. Iranian flags from before the Islamic Revolution, but also Kurdish and Baloch flags fluttered in the wind. Signs read “Down with the dictatorship, for a democratic Iran”, “Stop executions immediately” and “Against the mullahs’ dictatorship”.
The organizers of the demonstration, including Ensemble pour l’Iran, the unions and Solidarités, called on Switzerland to take concrete measures: the expulsion of the diplomatic representatives of the “Murderous Republic of Iran”, a freeze on the assets of the regime’s dignitaries and their classification the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. (SDA)