- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On February 21, 2023
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One Law For All and FiLiA charity are again joining forces as part of the Hair4Freedom campaign launched in November 2022.
Our first joint action in central London saw women line up to cut their hair in solidarity with the women’s revolution in Iran, in an event lasting hours and making headlines around the world.
The action was covered extensively, including on Daily Telegraph Australia, VOA, ABC News, Cyprus Mail, Alein Farsi, Independent Persian, Kayhan London, VOA 365, Sri Lanka News, Yahoo, Reuters and others.
Hair4Freedom will be staging their next protest on Friday 24th February 2023 this time outside the Iranian Embassy in London. There we will both cut hair and throw the hair we have collected from protesters around the country: a symbol of how terrified the Iranian regime is of a simple strand of hair.
Since the start of the women led revolution, sparked by the murder of Mahsha Amini for allegedly wearing her hijab ‘incorrectly’, nearly 20000 protesters have been arrested, many of them women and girls. There are reports of rape and sexual assault and those sentenced in sham trials have been given extraordinarily long prison sentences. Some women are also facing execution. We call on this government to end relations with the regime due to their shocking and brutal large scale human rights violations.
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