Adjani, Cotillard, Binoche, Pomme, Angèle: these artists cut their hair in support of Iranian women

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-05 12:33:01

In support of Iranian women who are fighting to end the compulsory wearing of the veil, French artists are cutting their hair.

Despite ever-increasing repression, the contestation do not weaken Iran with, in the front line, courageous women who defy the authorities to end the dress requirements in force in the country.

Since the death in rather murky circumstances of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died on September 16 after being arrested by the morality police of Tehran, the anger of Iranian don't fall back.

The fight of the latter finds an international echo and many messages of solidarity flow in from all over the world.

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French artists cut strands of hair in support of Iranian women

Illustration this Wednesday, October 5 with a video in which French-speaking artists mobilize by cutting locks of hair to support these Iranian women. The gesture is not trivial because it has gradually become the symbol of protest.

In caption of this sequence published on social networks, we can read the following text: “ Mahsa Amini was a 22 year old young woman. On September 13, she was arrested and mistreated by the vice police until death. She was only accused of wearing the veil inappropriately. She died for letting a few strands of hair show. His death outraged and moved Iran and the world. Since Mahsa's death, which occurred on September 16, the Iranian people, women in the lead, have been demonstrating at the risk of their lives. These people only hope for access to the most essential freedoms. These women, these men, ask for our support. Their courage and their dignity compel us. It is impossible not to denounce again and again this terrible repression. There are already dozens of dead men and women, including children. The arrests only swell the number of prisoners already illegally detained and too often tortured. We thus decided to answer the call which was launched to us by cutting, us also, some of these locks. »

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In this video, we recognize Charlotte Gainsbourg, Isabelle Adjani, Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, Apple, Angèle, Isabelle Carré, Alexandra Lamy, Yaël Naim or even Muriel Robin.

Three lawyers, Richard Sédillot (specialized in the defense of human rights), Julie Couturier (Bâtonnière de Paris) and Christiane Feral Schul (ex-president of the National Bar Council) are at the origin of this support video.

Actress Julie Gayet also took part in this gesture of support. A necessary act as she explained on the airwaves of France Inter.

« Iranian women need to know that they are not alone (…) Silence can be the worst form of violence “said the actress.

« It was to send them a signal, to say 'we're here'. I hope they have a way to see it “, she added.

Lawyer Richard Sédillot, for his part, hopes that this initiative ' will trigger an extremely strong political reaction ». « Condemnations should no longer be half-worded, but more vehemently “, the person concerned.