Women prisoners in Evin jail hold sit-in to pay tribute to Jina Amini
Seven political women prisoners in Evin Prison saluted the anniversary of the Jin, Jiyan, Azadi resistance and said: "We salute the Kurdish and Iranian people. We ask all democratic people to be the voice of the protesters."
Seven political women prisoners in Iran's Evin jail said that they have been holding a sit-in in the prison courtyard since 14 September to protest the murder of Jina Amini and to salute the first anniversary of the 'Jin, Jiyan, Azadi' uprising.
According to JİNHA, the prisoners, Azadeh Abedini, Sepideh Qalian, Şakila Monfared, Golrokh Iraei, Narges Mohammadi, Mahbobeh Rezaei and Vida Rabbani, talked about their action in a message shared on the social account of human rights defender Narges Mohammadi.
The statement said: "We, female political prisoners in Evin Prison, have been holding a sit-in in the prison courtyard since 14 September to support our people and protest the government.
A year has passed since Jina Amini was killed by the police of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The anger we feel about the killing and execution of our country's boys and girls in the streets and in prisons, the blinding of protesters, the arrest, torture and imprisonment of those who stand up is an open wound, and a huge pain in our souls. We have the motivation and determination to continue the struggle until victory."
The statement continued: "As female political prisoners in Evin Prison, we support the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom and equality. We protest the violent, oppressive and cruel policies of authoritarian religious people. As of 14 September, we united with the Kurdish and Iranian people by holding a sit-in protest in the courtyard of Evin Women's Prison. We ask all democratic people to be the voice of the Iranian people and the protesters."