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Sister of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasts his ‘despotic’ rule


PARIS: ‘s sister IranHis supreme leader lashed out at his “tyranny” rule and threw her support behind protests led by Mahsa Aminiabout her death, in a letter published Wednesday by her son.
Protests have erupted in Iran since Mahsa Amini, 22, an Iranian of Kurdish descent, died on September 16 after she was arrested in Tehran for allegedly violating the country’s strict dress code. Islamic republic for women.
Tehran says more than 200 people have been killed during the unrest, but the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights NGO says its security forces have killed at least 458 protesters, including there are 63 children.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali metropolitanThe 83-year-old has accused Iran’s arch-enemy the United States and its allies of inciting the protests, which Tehran has sought to describe as “riots”.
Human rights activists say the protests were sparked by anger over the oppression of women, before expanding to other grievances.
“I oppose my brother’s actions”, Khamenei’s sister Badri Hosseini Khameneiwho is believed to be in Iran, said in a letter published online by her son in France Mahmoud Moradkhani.
“I sympathize with all the mothers who mourn the crimes of the Islamic republic,” she wrote, from the time of its founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini “to the present era of totalitarianism,” she wrote. Ali Khamenei”.
She added: “My concern has always been and always will be the people, especially the women of Iran.
She accused the regime of “bringing nothing but suffering and oppression to Iran and its people” since it was founded after the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the king.
“The Iranian people deserve to be free and prosperous, and their uprising is legal and necessary to achieve their rights.
“I hope to soon see the victory of the people and the overthrow of the autocracy that is ruling Iran,” she said.
Badri Hosseini Khamenei called on the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to “lay down their arms as soon as possible and join the people before it is too late”.
She lamented that “due to ill health” she was unable to participate in the protests.
“My brother does not listen to the voice of the Iranian people and mistakenly considers the voice of his mercenaries and money-loving people to be the voice of the Iranian people.
“He deserves the disrespectful and shameless words he uses to describe the oppressed but brave Iranian people,” she wrote.

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