The daughter of a man detained in Iran for nearly five years cut her hair live on television in solidarity with female protesters in the Middle Eastern country.
lika Ashoori, the daughter of Anoosheh Ashoori, who was released from an Iranian prison along with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in March, cut her hair live on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday morning.
She cut her hair to show solidarity with the thousands of Iranians who took to the streets to protest over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by police in the capital Tehran for allegedly not observing the Restoration ceremony. Iran’s strict religious codes.
Since Amini’s death, many Iranian women have shared videos and pictures of them cutting their hair or taking off their headscarves on social media.
Speaking on Lorraine, Ms Ashoori said: “I brought a pair of scissors today to show my solidarity with my sisters in Iran and this shows the bravery they are showing in the world. street, risking death.
“So I’ll cut my hair too, just to show that we’re all behind you.”
As she cut the other side of her hair, she added: “This is for what European, US and UK governments need to do with their trade and dealings with Iran.
“They need to stop and cut everything out. So on go. “
Ms. Ashoori said that Western governments should punish Iranian government officials.
“We know that there are sanctions on Iran, but there should be sanctions on government officials,” she said. Travel bans, asset freezes, no travel to European countries, no dealings with them.
“Due to sanctions against Russia, governments have come to Iran to buy oil and they hope that when the nuclear deal actually happens, they will have a winter supply of oil. But this is putting Band-Aid in a wound that requires surgery. “
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She also called on the British public to show solidarity with Iranian women, saying: “People need not to normalize pain and suffering in the Middle East.
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“People have become sensitive when they see news coming from the Middle East.
“They need to be outraged. They need to see what’s happening to these girls no different than what would happen anywhere in the world.
“What if they were your sister, your daughter, your mother?”
Ms. Ashoori is the latest of many women to have their hair cut in solidarity with the protesters.
On Wednesday, Iranian-Swedish MEP Abir Al-Sahlani cut her ponytail during a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
More than 50 famous French women, including actress Marion Cotillard and Julie Gayet, wife of former French president Francois Hollande, filmed themselves cutting their hair in a compilation video that appeared on Instagram on Wednesday morning.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/anoosheh-ashooris-daughter-cuts-hair-live-on-tv-in-support-of-iran-protesters-42045184.html Anoosheh Ashoori’s daughter cuts her hair live on TV in support of Iranian protesters