Berkeley calls on US to face with Iranian girls


BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) – The Berkeley Metropolis Council handed a decision calling on the USA authorities, together with President Joe Biden and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), to face extra explicitly with Iranian girls of their struggle towards repressive legal guidelines.

“Our sisters in Iran want us to face with them,” Councilwoman Kate Harrison acknowledged in a information launch Oct. 19. “Their bravery is outstanding.”

The decision was authored by Councilman Ben Bartlett and was co-sponsored by Harrison, Councilwoman Sophie Hahn and Mayor Jesse Arreguin.

“Though the US Treasury has sanctioned Iran’s morality police and safety officers, and President Joe Biden has acknowledged his help for the protests, the Iranian authorities continues to commit human rights violations. Congress has extra choices at its disposal, together with a world web freedom invoice that might restore web entry to Iranians,” the press launch acknowledged.

Berkeley “has a monitor report of initiating change from the underside up, and there’s no cause to cease now,” the discharge states. Berkeley famously divested from South Africa when it was an apartheid state.

Protests in Iran started in September, after a 22-year-old lady named Mahsa Amini died within the custody of the federal government’s “morality police,” who arrested her for allegedly sporting a hijab too loosely.

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“Medical specialists reviewed CT scans and decided that Amini had suffered quite a few head traumas whereas in custody, contradicting the Iranian authorities’s declare that Amini collapsed from coronary heart failure,” the press launch acknowledged.

Some 240 folks, together with 32 minors, have been killed within the ensuing protests. The Iranian regime has shut down Web and WhatsApp entry.

“The ladies of Iran are displaying unparalleled heroism within the face of state-sponsored homicide and violence,” the press launch continued. My coronary heart aches for the women and girls of Iran that suffer each day underneath a deeply misogynistic regime and face brutal punishment for resistance.”

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