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Swedish Euro MP Cuts Hair To Support Iran’s Anti-Hijab Protests

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An iconic image of the Iranian protests that started last month is of women cutting their hair and removing their hijabs.

By shaving her head in front of the entire chamber and urging the EU to take action against Tehran, a Swedish Euro MP joined the movement in support of Iranian women.

Abir al-Sahlani of the centrist Renew group stated late Tuesday, “We, the people and citizens in the EU, demand the unconditional and immediate cessation of all violence against women and men in Iran.”

“Our rage will be greater than the oppressors’ until Iran is free. We will stand with you until you, the Iranian women, are free “Before pulling out a pair of scissors and cutting her hair, the deputy remarked.

She yelled, “Women, Life, Freedom!” while holding up a clump of hair in a video that was uploaded to the website of the parliament.

The protests in Iran that started last month are best remembered for the images of women taking off their headscarves and cutting their hair.

They were brought on by the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, who had been detained by Iran’s “morality police,” who have a strict dress code that forbids women from wearing their hair exposed in public.

The Iranian women’s protesters’ hair-cutting Instagram video with French movie actresses Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, and Isabelle Huppert coincided with the parliamentary demonstration.

The Swedish MP then charged Josep Borrell, head of EU diplomacy, in Strasbourg with failing to “take a position for the women in Iran” during the most recent UN General Assembly.

“Time to voice your opinion. Act now, please. The Iranian mullahs’ regime’s hands are covered in blood “She spoke.

In response to the crackdown that has resulted in dozens of deaths and hundreds of arrests, Borrell said that the EU is considering “restrictive measures” to sanction Iran.

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