Iran players decline to sing national anthem in support of anti-government protests in the country (video)

Iran players decline to sing national anthem in support of anti-government protests in the country (video)

Iranian players refused to sing their national anthem before their World Cup match against England in an apparent expression of support for anti-government protests in their home country. There has been a fierce crackdown on protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini in September. 22-year-old Amini was detained by morality…

Iranian schoolgirl, 16, is ‘beaten to death for refusing to sing pro-regime anthem’

Iranian authorities have been accused of brutally beating a teenage schoolgirl to death for refusing to sing a pro-regime song.   Asra Panahi, 16, died after a raid at the Shahed girl’s high school last Thursday when security forces demanded pupils sing an anthem in honour of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to Mail…