It’s been more than 40 days since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was beaten to death in the custody of Iran’s brutal morality police for not wearing the mandatory Muslim headscarf.
At least 250 people have been killed in the unrest since Amini’s death, including 27 children, according to Javaid Rehman, a United Nations representative on Human Rights in Iran.
The United States has announced sanctions on 14 individuals and multiple entities, including six government officials responsible for the violence on Iranian activists. But Iranian activists like journalist Masih Alinejad, who is in the U.S. and facing threats against her life, says the Biden Administration can do much more.
“The whole world ignored that for eight years. They were like, ‘You know, this is part of your culture. We don’t want to touch it.’ For me, it’s sad. It’s beyond sad that it didn’t need for Mahsa Amini to be killed for the whole world to understand that this is important,” Alinejad told Fox News.
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers sent a letter to tech companies Friday, including Google, Facebook and Apple, urging them to expand communication services in Iran. Activisits say that’s how the Biden Administration can help, with technology like Starlink so protesters can communicate.