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Many have been arrested during protests. Some have been killed.
There are fears of torturing those who are prison and their families are worry for their health, lives…

Every day in front of revolutionary court, Evin prison and some other courts, anxious families are looking for their family members.
There are reports of a mother who’ve been beaten.

On walls of revolutionary court there are lists of names, people go there to find the names of their family members. There’s no news of what would happen to those who are in prison. Some groups in the country called for immediate release of those who’ve been arrested.

Few days ago a statement from mothers who lost their children during protests or in prison was issued to announce they’ll gather in parks to mourn for their lost children. They announced some dates and names of different parks.
Their first gathering faced police reactions.
People weren’t allowed to join these mothers and enter the park but some could pass, those who beat the people and didn’t let them join the gathering.

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Your story has painted for me a picture of mothers dressed in black in the park, banded together in solidarity, their sorrow spilling out and riding gently on the wind, caressing the police and soldiers, who then lay down their weapons as poignant images of their mothers rush to the forefront of their minds.

Thank you so much for sharing what is happening in Iran on the ground. I wish I could create a protective ring around all who are suffering. I am here with you in sisterhood.

Jennifer Ruwart
Chief Collaborator
JR Collaborations

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