Suicide of Mohammad Moradi: a rally planned for this Sunday by the Iranians of France
Following the suicide of Mohammad Moradi, a 38-year-old Iranian student, on Monday December 26th, a large gathering of Iranians from France was held in Lyon this Sunday January 8th. Almost a thousand people were gathered.
A strong feeling. This Sunday, January 8, a thousand people gathered in Lyon to commemorate the Iranian student Mohammad Moradi, 38, who committed suicide by throwing himself into the icy waters of the Rhône last Monday, December 26.
During this tribute, the participants also expressed their solidarity with the movement of revolution in Iran. The protesters marched behind a large banner reading “Woman, Life, Freedom,” which they chanted along the route. The march left Place des Terreaux at 1 p.m. to reach Place Bellecour.
Mohammad Moradi killed himself to support the Iranian cause and draw attention to the “violent” repression of anti-power protests in Iran.
“We are fed up with this situation”
“The police are attacking people, we have lost many sons and daughters, we have to do something,” the history student said calmly in a video posted to several social networks before committing suicide.
“I have chosen to commit suicide in the Rhone, it is a challenge to show that we, the Iranian people, are very fed up with this situation. If you watch this video, I’ll be dead,” he said.
On December 27, the Lyon prosecutor’s office told AFP that it had “carried out an investigation into the causes of death in order to verify the suicide hypothesis, particularly in the light of the messages posted by the person concerned on social networks”. his intention.
Many people had gone to the Gallieni Bridge to lay photos, candles and flowers in honor of Mohammad Moradi.