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Iranian Kurds march in Nicosia

Iranian Kurds marched in protest from the EU house to the Iranian embassy in Nicosia on Tuesday  as a show of support to a 25-year-old woman who killed herself to avoid rape in Iran.

The sufferings Kurds endure in a “fascist and dictatorial Iran should not be ignored” they chanted.

Last week in Mahabad, Iran 25-year-old Farinaz Khosrawani who worked as a cleaner at a hotel, jumped out of the fourth floor to avoid being raped by an Iranian intelligence officer. This sparked riots in the area and the hotel was set on fire.

Protesters in Nicosia held signs reading “we Kurds are the voice of democracy against dictatorship”. They held a one minute silence with representatives from the EU house in Cyprus who were asked to assist on a political and human level, Kurds that were being killed in Iran, Syria and Turkey.

“No one can accept that a woman can lose her life in 2015 because she tried to avoid rape from someone who actually works for the police of a country.”

 

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