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Rep. Frankel Votes to Support Iranian Women, Condemn Regime’s Human Rights Abuses

Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-22) released the following statement after voting for a bipartisan resolution condemning Iran’s human rights abuses. The resolution is in response to the death of Mahsa Amini and the ensuing protests. Amini was 22 years old when she was arrested and brutally beaten by the regime’s so-called “morality police” for “improperly” wearing her hijab. She died in custody three days later.  In response to her death, Iranian women and men began demonstrating in more than 133 cities across the country. Iran’s security forces have responded with violence, detention, and brutality, reportedly killing more than 450 protestors, including 58 children.

“I join my colleagues in strongly condemning the recent violence against women by the Iranian regime,” said Rep. Frankel. “The use of force and intimidation against peaceful protestors, including women, is a gross violation of human rights and must be met with international condemnation.”