Iran: Protests ‘are a revolution’ says Shohreh Bayat
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Ms Bayat explained that she did not know when the change in Iran’s regime would going to be implemented, but insisted the change was happening now. Ms Bayat said that the people of Iran had lost their brothers and sisters in the ongoing uprising and that they could not negotiate with the government after losing the “trust” they had in officials. Iranians have been marching all over the country to protest in the aftermath of the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being arrested for allegedly failing to respect morality laws for failing to wear a hijab.
Times Radio host Alexis Conran said: “Is this a protest that you think ultimately will be successful?”
Ms Bayat said: “Sure, I don’t think it is a protest.
“I think it is a revolution, but I don’t know that change will happen tomorrow or next week, or in a year.
“But definitely this change is happening, because people moved on from the regime.”
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Ms Bayat added: “Because we lost our trust because they killed our brothers, our sisters our aunties.
“Which regime, which country kills its own people?
“So we cannot negotiate with murderers and that’s why we know that we cannot ever accept this regime.
“And that’s why we say that we don’t want reform, because they just killed our brothers and sisters.”
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Mahsa Amini was arrested for not covering her hair enough whilst out in public and later died in a hospital in Tehran due to unexplained injuries.
There have since been ongoing protests and demonstrations in Iran and around the world, as the diaspora of Iranians have been spreading their message demanding change to the ongoing system.
The protests in Iran have been ongoing for over two months now, and there has been much violence waged against the people of Iran for protesting against the brutal regime which has continued to take so many lives.
The ongoing human rights campaign has seen the deaths of at least 304 people, including 41 children in the past weeks.
Many demonstrators have been imprisoned and there and some have been sentenced to death, whilst many remain imprisoned awaiting trial.
Sir John Sawers the former Chief of MI6 uttered a similar sentiment as Ms Bayat and predicted a regime change in Iran.
Sir John told Sky News: “You can never rule it out.
“It’s like the Ernest Hemingway character who went bankrupt. How did it happen? First, gradually and then suddenly.
“And you never quite know when it’s going to get to that tipping point. And autocratic regimes are a bit similar to that.
“The likelihood is that sadly oppressive regimes will be able to suppress these demonstrations, but there is a real chance that the regime will fall.”
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