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According to bianet.org, Waters said in the video he published, “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. The streets are now full of protests, riots and general anger.‘ he said.
“The Ayatollah may say to me, ‘This is our country, our religion, this is none of your business.’ But it does concern me,” said Waters.
- 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.
Waters stated in his statement:
- That’s why I would like to explain 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 all over the world are angry,” Waters said.
Of course people will protest this unnecessary death of this young woman. 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.
The death of Amini on September 16, who was hospitalized in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, caused outrage in the country.
In the statement made by the Tehran police after the reaction, it was claimed that the Irshad patrol took Amini to the police station for a one-hour “briefing”, and the young woman was transferred to the hospital after she suddenly lost consciousness and suffered from heart disease.
In the footage broadcast on Iranian state television, it is seen that after Amini was brought to the police station and talked to an officer, she suddenly fell ill and fell to the ground. Protesters, on the other hand, reject the police statement that the young woman “suddenly” lost consciousness, stating that Amini was beaten before she was brought to the police station.
Protests broke out in Tehran and cities in the west of the country after the funeral of Amini in her hometown of Sakkız on September 17.