Today is International Women’s Day: Take Action to Help Mohana Kameli
Mohana Kameli is a 24-year-old Iranian woman who was the voice of her people during the recent protests in Iran, against 44 years of socio-political, cultural and economic oppression and injustice by the Mulla regime. She protested on the streets of Tehran and described the walls of the city with slogans against the dictator. She was seriously injured during a protest in September 2022 in the lower leg by a Revolutionary Guard firearm and later she was run over by her motorcyclists, severely injuring her head and breaking her arm.
Nevertheless, Mohana continued to actively participate in the protests in Tehran until December 12, 2022, when the agents of the Revolutionary Guard, after pretending to be employees of the power plant, violently and brutally stormed into the house without any explanation, kidnapped Mohana and disappeared. Mohana’s sick mother died 3 days later from the shock. Her father had already died in 2018 four years ago.
About a month later, the relatives learned that Mohana was in the prison of ‘Waramin’, a small town near Tehran, and were then able to visit her. Despite her injuries, Mohana was physically and mentally tortured several times during her stay in prison. After her visit, her relatives reported on Mohana’s catastrophic health on social networks. Her open gunshot wound was severely inflamed and she suffered severe pain and fever attacks. After the publication of her critical health condition in prison, the guards transferred Mohana to Taleghani Hospital, the university hospital of Shahid Beheshti University, on 12.01.2023. The news of her transfer to the hospital sparked the desire of many people in Tehran to visit Mohana Kameli in the hospital. However, the security forces prevented the visitors and transported Mohana back to prison after 2 operations, which took place on 15 and 16 January and lasted a total of over 10 hours, against the advice of the attending physicians, who saw the healing process in danger. During her treatment at the hospital, her hands were handcuffed to the bed despite her plaster.
Mohana’s support by the well-known Iranian footballer Ali Karimi contributed to Mohana’s popularity among the public, so that the corrupt Mulla regime became concerned and tried to deceive the public and deny the existence of a person named Mohana Kameli by constructing and distributing fake videos. The intention of the Mulla regime in such deception is to conceal from the public the actual number of victims or their executions.
In the shadow of the spread of doubt and distraction in public, Mohana was sentenced to death for warfare against God (“Muharebe”) in an urgent trial behind closed doors. Mohana was not allowed to exercise her right to her own defense lawyer. The death sentence was written down on January 21.
Mohana now urgently needs our help. When she was once asked by her worried mother what it would be like if she were arrested, she replied, “I have thousands of sisters and brothers who will get me out. “
Help us to make Mohana’s hope come true! Be her sisters and brothers! Of course, this petition concerns first and foremost the Iranians, but also the support of all rights-loving people of the world community, regardless of their gender, skin color, ethnicity, nation or religion! Only together can we take a stand against the arbitrariness of the Mulla regime. Make it clear to the dictator in Iran that not only Iranians but also the international community is watching closely what the rulers in Iran are doing to their own people.
Help us rescue Mohana from prison and give her a normal life again!
The relatives and friends of Mohana