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Iran singer who faces prison wins Grammy for protest anthem

TDT News 07 Feb 2023
Hajipour’s song “Baraye,” or “For” in English, begins with ... It ends with the widely chanted slogan that has become synonymous with the protests since the September death of Iranian-Kurdish woman Masha Amini ... “This song became the anthem of the Mahsa Amini protests, a powerful and poetic call for freedom and women’s rights,” Biden said ... “We won.” ... ....

Iran’s Pardoned Prisoners: A Public Relations Stunt To Curb Real Change

OWP 07 Feb 2023
... the 20,000 people whom Human Rights Activists News Agency estimates were arrested in connection with protests ignited in September after the death of Mahsa Amini, many have already been sequentially executed after what critics have called “hasty sham trials.” The pardon, C.H.R.I.

Iran political prisoners support constitutional change proposed by former prime minister

Jurist 06 Feb 2023
He has been under house arrest since 2011, but now calls for constitutional change following the widespread unrest and protests across Iran in the wake of the death of Mahsa Amini. Within the statement, Mousavi said “fundamental change” is needed in Iran at this time, and echoed the chant used by Mahsa Amini protestors.

Journalist Elnaz Mohammadi arrested at Evin Prison in Iran

CPJ 06 Feb 2023
Mohammadi is the twin sister of Elahe Mohammadi, who covers politics and human rights issues for Hammihan and was among the first journalists who reported the September 16 death in morality-police custody of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, which sparked mass protests across the country.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Releases “Tens Of Thousands” Of Convicts From Custody

The Sentinel Newspaper 06 Feb 2023
On September 20, 2022, a demonstrator on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue is seen holding a portrait of Mahsa Amini ... Iranian protesters assemble alongside a burning motorcycle during a rally in Tehran on September 19, 2022, in support of Mahsa Amini, a lady who allegedly perished ...

Jill Biden honors Iranian singer with Grammys' new 'social change' award and presents song of ...

The Daily Mail 06 Feb 2023
The social change award went to Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour, whose song 'Baraye' is described as the anthem of the Mahsa Amini protests. Mahsa Amini was arrested for wearing her hijab 'improperly' and died while in police custody ... as the anthem of the Mahsa Amini protests.

Jill Biden underscores the power of music at Grammys 2023, saying 'a song can unite'

The National 06 Feb 2023
Follow the latest news on the Grammys 2023 here ... The song became the unofficial anthem of the Iranian protests that were sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been in custody of the morality police after violating hijab rules ... “This song became the anthem of the Mahsa Amini protests, a powerful and poetic poem for freedom and women’s rights.".

Iranian Protest Song ‘Baraye’ Wins Grammy as Iran’s Supreme Leader Announces Amnesty For Jailed Activists

Variety 06 Feb 2023
... anthem of the wave of protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini.

Iran’s supreme leader issues pardon for ‘tens of thousands’ of prisoners

New York Post 06 Feb 2023
A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini, a young Iranian woman who died after being arrested in Tehran by the Islamic Republic’s morality police, on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on Sept.

Protest-hit Iran detains journalist, pardons ‘tens of thousands’

Dawn 06 Feb 2023
Iranian authorities have detained a journalist at a reformist publication, local media reported on Sunday, as her sister, also a journalist, remains in custody after reporting on Mahsa Amini’s death ... Her sister, Elahe Mohammadi, was arrested on September 29 after reporting for Hammihan from Amini’s funeral.

Ex-president, former PM call for political change in Iran

Dawn 06 Feb 2023
Iran’s former president Mohammad Khatami and former premier Mir Hossein Mousavi have both called for political changes amid the protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini ... in demonstrations sparked by the death on Sept 16 of Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd.

Iran: Tehran locals react after Khamenei approves pardons for thousands of prisoners

Ruptly 06 Feb 2023
According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Around 20,000 people are thought to have been arrested in crackdowns on protesters following the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s 'morality police' in September of last year.

Iranian Protest Song ‘Baraye’ Wins Best Song For Social Change at 2023 Grammy Awards

The Algemeiner 06 Feb 2023
Iranian singer-songwriter Shervin Hajipour won the Special Merit Award for Best Song For Social Change at the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday night for his song Baraye, which has become the unofficial anthem for the anti-government protests in Iran that started following the death of Mahsa Amini.

'Tens of thousands' of prisoners granted amnesty in Iran

Sott 06 Feb 2023
... and convicted of participating in recent anti-government protests triggered by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022.

‘They used our hijabs to gag us’: Iran protesters tell of rapes, beatings and torture ...

The Guardian 06 Feb 2023
As human rights organisations report an escalation in the brutal treatment of detainees, we speak to some of ...

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