Widespread protests have been taking place in Iran after the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody in September. She had been arrested in the capital Tehran for not wearing the hijab by the country’s so-called morality police.
Since then, the demonstrations in Iran have escalated. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets, with women and Gen Z at the forefront of the protest movement. Footage has been posted on social media showing Iranian women burning their headscarves and sometimes cutting their hair. Amnesty International has reported that Iranian authorities have used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters.
The biggest protests yet have been taking place across several Iranian cities this week, and it looks like the demonstrations are going to continue. If you want to show your solidarity with protesters in Iran, here are a few ways you can help right here the UK.
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The Centre for Human Rights in Iran, an independent, not-for-profit organisation made up of researchers, activists and journalists, working to analyse and share information about events in Iran with the world to raise awareness of human rights issues. Find out more and donate here.
Amnesty International’s petition, which is calling for an end to the protest bloodshed in Iran and the establishment of an independent United Nations mechanism to investigate crimes committed under international law in Iran. Sign it here.
Amnesty International’s appeal, which is asking for emergency donations to help to fund their investigation into ongoing events in Iran. Donate here.
United for Iran, an organisation of coders, developers and activists working to support Iran through technology and online advocacy. Find out more and donate here.
The Abdorrahman Boroumand Centre for Human Rights in Iran, which records executions and assassinations in Iran and gives a platform to victims of human rights violations. Find out more and donate here.
This petition, calling on the UK government to maintain sanctions and introduce a visa ban on people linked to the Iranian regime, which will be considered for debate in Parliament when it reaches 100,000 signatures. Sign it here.
Solidarity protests in your local city. Amnesty International activists have been organising protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Several other peaceful demonstrations have been taking place in other UK cities.