WALL – Roger Waters, the lead singer of Pink Floyd, posted a video on social media, condemning the murder of Mahsa Amini by Iran’s morality police. Waters supported those who participated in the ongoing protests in Iran by saying, “Continue the resistance. This is a vile crime.”
The statements in the video released by Waters are as follows:
“Hello. I’m Roger Waters. As you can see, I’m in San Francisco right now. Behind me is Alcatraz Prison. I read about what happened in Tehran to Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman. Unfortunately, Amini was murdered by an obscure ‘morality police’. It seems that Amini was beaten to death to death. All the evidence points to this. There were protests, riots and general anger on the streets at this time.
Ayatollah may say to me, ‘This is our country, our religion, this is none of your business’. But it interests me. Because I am human. I believe in human rights. Mahsa is a human being and he has human rights too, and these human rights cannot be restricted by your concept of God and your religion. That’s why I would like to explain it to Mr. Ayatollah. There is no such thing as race. All gene studies show that we all came from the same continent, Africa. We are all brothers and sisters. Mahsa is my sister and should be alive now. He and his sisters in Iran and around the world must decide for themselves if they want to cover their heads. This is none of your business.
I understand why all the people who took to the streets for Mahsa in Tehran, Istanbul and around the world were angry. Of course, people will protest this unnecessary death of this young girl. And you, those who protest this death in the streets, continue the resistance. This is a vile crime. My condolences to Mahsa’s family. I mourn with you, sir.”
Mahsa Amini, 22, died in hospital on September 14, three days after she was detained by the morality police in Tehran, which conducted hijab inspection. The police, on the other hand, claimed that Amini had a heart condition and was urgently taken to the hospital on September 13 at the police station brought by the morality police in Tehran. However, his family denied this allegation. Demonstrations were also held at Amini’s funeral, which took place in the city of Sakkız in the Kurdistan province, and the slogans “Death to the dictator” were chanted. The police attacked those who attended the funeral. (NEWS CENTER)