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Podcast: Women’s Lives and Protests Against Ayatollahs in Iran


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The World Cup in Qatar has been the scene of some protests. One of the most significant was that of Iran’s national team players, who refused to sing their own country’s anthem in their debut against England on 11/21. The gesture was a demonstration of support for acts that have been taking place for months in the Persian country for women’s rights and against the Islamic regime.

The demonstrations began after the death of Masha Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was arrested by the Iranian morality police in September for allegedly violating rules on wearing the hijab – one of the types of the Islamic headscarf. The family accuses the police of assaulting, torturing and killing Amini. Since then, protests against government-imposed restrictions on Iranian women have not ceased.

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In this Thursday’s episode (1st), Café da Manhã talks with Arlene Clemesha, a history professor at the oriental letters department at USP (University of São Paulo), about how women’s lives are in Iran, what’s ahead behind the protests in the country and the impact for the theocratic republic.

The audio program is published on Spotify, streaming service partner of Sheet in the initiative and which specializes in music, podcast and video. You can listen to the episode by clicking above. To access the application, just register for free.

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Breakfast is published from Monday to Friday, always at the beginning of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Maurício Meireles and Magê Flores, with production by Jéssica Maes and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is by Thomé Granemann.

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