Eye on Iran’s Protests - March 21, 2024

Anti-Islamic Republic sentiment dominated Nowruz festivities in Iran and around the world. “Woman, Life, Freedom” chants resounded from street gatherings in Iran, despite significant risk of arrest, incarceration, torture, or death. The regime has killed over 500 people since the protest movement began in September 2022—countless others have had their lives destroyed.

The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran concluded Jina Mahsa Amini's death was unlawful and that the state was responsible. A year-and-a-half after her death, Iranian women continue to suffer, the chair of the fact-finding mission added in her testimony.