A Swedish Euro MP has joined the motion in assist of Iranian ladies by chopping off her hair in parliament and calling for EU motion in opposition to Tehran.
“We, the individuals and residents within the EU, demand the unconditional and quick halt of all violence in opposition to ladies and men in Iran,” stated Abir al-Sahlani of the centrist Renew group late Tuesday.
“Till Iran is free our fury will likely be larger than the oppressors. Till you, the ladies of Iran are free, we’re going to stand with you,” stated the deputy earlier than taking out a pair of scissors and hacking her hair.
“Ladies, Life, Freedom!” she shouted, holding up a lump of hair, in a video posted on the parliament’s web site.
In Iran, ladies eradicating their headscarves and chopping their hair has been a key picture of the protests in Iran that broke out final month.
They have been sparked by the loss of life of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, following her arrest by Iran’s “morality police” who implement a strict gown code requiring ladies to cowl their hair in public.
The parliamentary protest got here the identical day French movie stars, together with Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard, appeared in an Instagram video chopping their hair with ladies protesters in Iran.
In Strasbourg, the Swedish MP went on to accuse EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell of failing to “take a stand for the ladies in Iran” on the latest UN Common Meeting.
“It is time to converse out. It is time to act. The palms of the regime of the mullahs in Iran are stained with blood,” she stated.
Borrell stated the EU is getting ready “restrictive measures” to sanction Iran over the crackdown that has led to dozens of deaths and a whole lot of arrests.
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