Turkish singer Melek Moso cuts her hair on stage in solidarity with Iranian women

Los Angeles: Turkish singer Melek Moso cut off her long hair on stage to show solidarity with Iranian women protesting the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, who was detained by authorities in Tehran on September 13 and died in custody three days later.

Twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini was brutally murdered by Iran’s “morality police” for showing some of her hair and disobeying strict dress codes.

The killing of Mahsa Amini sparked protests across the country. Protesters oppose the totalitarian regime, chanting slogans such as “Let women live their freedom” and “I will kill anyone who kills my sister”.

A video of Mosso has gone viral where she stands on stage and cuts her long black hair. She is wearing an all white ensemble. As she cut her hair, the audience could be heard cheering for the singer.

The Turkish singer took to Instagram where she also shared the clip, which currently has 1,65,348 likes on the photo-sharing site.

She wrote in Turkish: “If you want to grab us by the hair and drag us into your darkness, we will cut that hair too!” Freedom should be equal for everyone in the world. All women deserve to live humanely in this world! The various restrictions and cruelties perpetrated on my sisters, wherever they are in the world, breaks my heart.”

“Mahsa Amini who was killed at such a young age and many whose lives were taken in the clashes in recent days… I am with the Iranian people and the women fighting for their freedom 89 @bahman_ghobadi (Iranian director) in a video I watched . he appealed to Turkish artists: “Your support right now will have a huge impact on civil protests like this one. If artists in Iran hear your voice, they will be more courageous to support their people.

“I invite all artists to encourage and support the people who are fighting outside 1 WOMAN, LIFE, FREEDOM! DAY.

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