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2022 - 11 NOVEMBER ADVOCACY BULLETIN

2022 - 11 NOVEMBER ADVOCACY BULLETIN

Perhaps because they are leaderless, the mass demonstrations against the repressive clerical regime in Iran are arguably the greatest threat that the Iranian government has faced in 43 years.  The risks that students, musicians, journalists, academics, athletes, and ethnic minorities willfully shoulder to speak and act out against the government continue to be met with violent repression, judicial as well as extra-judicial killings, and mass imprisonment.  The music of the protest is as haunting as it is beautiful.  The silence of the Iran Melli soccer team while the Iranian national anthem was played in Qatar at the ongoing World Cup competition was a loud statement, as were the words of Iranian soccer stars in support of the anti-government protests.