Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Hundreds protest in France to remember dead Iranian

LYON, France ( Associated Press) – Hundreds of people rallied across France on Sunday to pay tribute to an Iranian Kurd who committed suicide after being frustrated by protests in Iran.

French police estimated that around 1,000 people gathered in honor of Mohamed Moradi. They marched on the city of Lyon, where 38-year-old Moradi took his own life in December by drowning in the Rhone River.

In a video recorded before his death in Farsi and French, Moradi criticized Iranian leaders and called for the solidarity of Western governments against them. In the recording he appeared to say: “When they see this video, I’ll be dead.”

Demonstrators march on Sunday chanting “Stop the execution in Iran” and other phrases. Some traveled from other parts of France.

Hundreds of protesters also gathered in Rome and London in support of the Iranian protest movement.

Moradi had arrived in France in 2019 with his wife and was pursuing his doctorate in history. His death resonated with the Iranian diaspora.

Lily Mohadjar, one of the organizers of the Lyon march, addressed the crowd, saying, “Mohammed took his life with incredible courage.” “His hope was that Western media and governments would continue to support the Iranian people.”

Protests broke out in Iran in mid-September over the death of Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old died after being detained by Iranian morality police for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.

Women have played a prominent role in the protests, with many publicly removing the mandatory Islamic headscarf known as the hijab.


Francis D’Emilio in Rome, Jill Lawless in London and John Leicester in Le Pec, France contributed to this report.

Nation World News Desk
Nation World News Deskhttps://nationworldnews.com
Nation World News is the fastest emerging news website covering all the latest news, world’s top stories, science news entertainment sports cricket’s latest discoveries, new technology gadgets, politics news, and more.
Latest news
Related news