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As the Iranian government finds newer ways to impose restrictions on its people, the solidarity of the Iranian community is also worth talking about.
Stories of brutal regimes unabashedly oppressing their people and consequently falling flat on their faces have existed throughout history. Seems like Iran is slowly inching toward its doom, but before that practically happens, it plans to make things dirtier and go down miserably, and be hated internationally. As if murdering Iranian teenagers wasn’t enough, the regime is now making efforts to close protesting women’s bank accounts. The government’s desperate efforts in Iran to make women obsolete have led to the introduction of newer rules to stop women from coming on the streets.
A member of the Iranian Parliament has conveyed to the local media that the government plans to levy newer penalties on women who do not wear hijab in public, with people who decline to comply after two warnings possibly losing their bank accounts or having them frozen.
Hossein Jalali, a member of the Cultural Commission of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, said that the “revealed persons” would be texted via SMS asking them to wear a hijab before being warned. If they do not concede, their bank accounts will be frozen permanently.
Several outrightly regressive and dictatorial measures taken by the authorities have been protested against by the relentless people of Iran. People are also turning to cryptocurrencies to resume availing of financial instruments. Jalali did not give a detailed explanation of the warning phase but said that while morality police will not be picking the offenders, cameras with Artificial Intelligence will be utilized to identify people.
The protests in Iran began on September 17th, after the unfortunate death of a young Mahsa Amin who was arrested by the morality police for not wearing a hijab. She was found dead 3 days later with signs of brutal rape and murder in Tehran. Ever since her death, women have launched a rebellion against the old and notorious regime, refusing to cover their hair. Many women have taken to the streets to cut or color their hair as they show solidarity.
Similar action was taken by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 16th that presupposed allowing regulators to freeze the bank accounts of members taking part in the Freedom Convoy protests.
Iran has also been taking part in the utilization of international trade deals since August 9th, while making its own Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) call the crypto rial.
As the Iranian government finds newer ways to impose restrictions on its people, the solidarity of the Iranian community is worth talking about. Women in Iran, despite the massive danger of protesting in public, are being joined by men to rebel against the old and undeserving government, practically making a mockery of the weakened regime. No amount of physical or emotional torture is scaring the people away as they fight for basic civil rights.