Iranian woman detained for playing music without wearing hijab correctly protests in Jacksonville

jacksonville, florida – Protests continue after the deaths of two Iranian women. People around the world are calling for change in the way women are treated in this country.

Protests are raging in Jacksonville.

“We have been oppressed and oppressed for years and I think now is the time the world needs to listen to us and be our voice,” said Sonia Javani. said at a small protest near city hall on Sunday.

Javani immigrated to the United States from Iran 20 years ago. She understands her anger about how women are treated.

“I was seven years old with my whole family when I was first detained,” she said.

At her seventh birthday party, she was detained for playing music at a family gathering. It was the first of many encounters with the so-called “morality police”.

“When I was 17, I was detained again for not wearing the hijab properly and playing outside with my friends where they weren’t supposed to be,” Javani said. I should have gotten my eyelashes.”

Demonstrations lasted more than three hours in downtown Jacksonville on Sunday. But demonstrations are happening all over the world, not just in the United States.

What sparked the protests Marcia Amini’s death last month, a 22-year-old woman who died in police custody after being detained by moral police. They accused her of not following her country’s strict hijab laws. Authorities claim she died of a heart attack. Her family and other witnesses say police beat her to death.

A few days later, 16-year-old Nika Shakarami has gone missing After protesting Amini’s death by burning her head scarf. She was found dead ten days later after her family claimed authorities had stolen her body. Although he accuses him of killing him by throwing him off a building, I have to say that Nika committed suicide.

Those who fight for justice and change a regime that has lasted more than 40 years.

“Iranian people and women are just saying enough is enough,” Javani said.

Copyright 2022 by WJXT News4JAX – All rights reserved. Iranian woman detained for playing music without wearing hijab correctly protests in Jacksonville

Exit mobile version