Friday, September 22, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. ET
A free webinar and open to all.
Saturday, September 16 — marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Mahsa (“Jina”) Amini, the Kurdish-Iranian woman who died in the custody of the Iranian “morality police,” who had charged her with improperly wearing her hijab.
Amini’s death sparked a massive women- and youth-led uprising which continues to this day and which threatens the very foundation of Iran’s brutal theocracy.
This Friday, September 22, from Noon-1:45 p.m. Eastern Time, the Middle East Committee will be sponsoring “Zan. Zendegi. Azadi. — Women. Life. Freedom.: The One-Year Anniversary of the Death of Mahsa (‘Jina’) Amini.”
Please join us to honor the memory of Jina Amini, to take stock of the protests at the one-year mark, to demonstrate solidarity with our Iranian lawyer colleagues, and to pay tribute to the legions of protesters who are risking their very lives and their liberty in their quest for democracy, freedom, justice, and the rule of law.
You can register here.
In the words of the valiant protesters’ rallying cry: Zan. Zendegi. Azadi. — Women, Life. Freedom.
Mary L. Smith, President, American Bar Association (“ABA”), Chicago, IL
Javaid Rehman, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, London, UK
Gissou Nia, Board Chair, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center; Director, Strategic Litigation Project, The Atlantic Council , Washington, DC
Omid Shams, Operations Director, Justice for Iran; Iranian Writer & Lawyer/Activist in Exile, London, UK
Regina Paulose, International Criminal Law Attorney, Miami, FL
Hon. Delissa A. Ridgway, U.S. Court of International Trade, New York, NY