Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran on September 19, 2022. – Fresh protests broke out on September 19 in Iran over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the “morality police” that enforces a strict dress code, local media reported. Public anger has grown since authorities on Friday announced the death of Mahsa Amini, 22, in a hospital after three days in a coma, following her arrest by Tehran’s morality police during a visit to the capital on September 13
The Middle East Images Foundation plays a crucial role in being the voice of the brave Iranian protestors through publishing photographs and acting as a bridge between the people of Iran and the free world.
In recent years, Iran has been rocked by widespread protests and demonstrations, as people have taken to the streets to demand greater political freedom, human rights, and economic justice. These protests have been met with harsh repression from the government, with many protestors being arrested, imprisoned, or even killed.
In the face of this repression, the Middle East Images Foundation has emerged as a critical platform for sharing the stories and perspectives of the Iranian protestors with the world. Through its network of photographers and journalists, the Foundation has been able to document the protests and the experiences of the protestors, and to share these images and stories with a global audience.
In doing so, the Foundation has served as an important bridge between the people of Iran and the rest of the world. It has helped to raise awareness about the struggles and challenges faced by the Iranian people, and has provided a way for people in other countries to show solidarity with the protestors and to support their efforts to bring about change.