Support for Iranian women from Sezen Aksu

Supporting Iranian women

Mahsa Amini died in a hospital in Tehran 3 days after she was arrested by the “Moral Police” in Iran for “violating the hijab rules”. Following Amini’s death, protests in Iran have been going on for days.

On the other hand, some female protesters are sharing videos of them cutting their hair and burning their headscarves on social media.


Sezen Aksu also supported the protests that started for Mahsa Amini. Sharing on the subject from his social media account, Aksu made the following statements: I have been watching what is going on with mixed feelings and thoughts for a long time. I wonder how many tons of pain is needed to get even on this patriarchal male scale? How many deaths does freedom require? How many women, how many children, how many fights, how many wars, how many tortures, how many hells?

Iranian women have torn the veil of this mournful past, taken with them good people, walking on the fire. I bow respectfully before Mahsa Amini, whose life was taken away from her at a young age, and the courage of all Iranian and world women who are fighting for freedom…


Melek Mosso also supported this action by cutting her hair on stage at her concert in the past days.


On 13 September, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was detained by the so-called “morality police” Irshad patrols, who enforced the mandatory headscarf laws, on the grounds that part of her hair was showing. Amini, who was thought to have been beaten and put into a coma while in custody, died on 16 September. Amini’s death was also a spark for the public, especially women, who have been subjected to the regime’s oppression for years.

The protests, which started with Amini’s death and spread throughout the country, have been going on for 6 days. As a result of the harsh intervention of the regime forces, it is recorded that at least 7 people have died, hundreds of people have been injured and hundreds of people have been detained so far. Women who resist against everything in the streets, burn their headscarves and cut their hair; demanding the overthrow of the sharia regime.

The protests, concentrated in the Kurdish-dominated northwestern regions of Iran but spreading to at least 50 cities and towns across the country, were the most violent protests since 2019 over the rise in gasoline prices.

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