Iran: Killed by the police during a demonstration, Hadis Najafi becomes the new symbol of protest

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-26 19:06:04

While the protest does not weaken in Iran, the death of a demonstrator could mark a turning point.

Since September 16 and the death of Masha Believe - a 22-year-old woman who died after being arrested for ' inappropriate clothing » - l’ Iran is plagued by protests

A crackdown that has already caused the death of at least 54 people, shot dead by Iranian security forces, according to the NGO Iran Human Rights.

Among these victims is a certain Hadis Najafi, 20, coldly shot six times in the head, neck and chest by the police. His face has become the new symbol of an ever stronger observation.

Photo credit: screenshot / Twitter

Hadis Najafi, shot dead by the police, becomes the new face of the Iranian revolt

Considered a real martyr by the demonstrators, the young woman, originally from Kurdistan, had made people talk about her a few days before her death by posting a video on Twitter in which she tied her hair, thus defying the police before going manifest.

His death was announced this Sunday, September 25 by Masih Alinejad, a journalist who was able to contact his family.

The announcement caused a great stir in the country, so much so that the face of the young woman has become the new standard of this revolt which does not weaken.

« She must become another symbol like Masha Amini because she did not remain silent in the face of tyranny. She was killed for protesting Masha's brutal death. I call on the world to also be the voice of Hadis Najafi. A real heroine Masih Alinejad said in remarks reported by French media.

« Hadis was a girl with a big heart who loved to think “, for its part indicated the sister of the deceased.

Since the death of Hadis Najafi, many Iranian women pay tribute to her by reproducing the gesture she made in her video.

Source: AFP