Lina E. is arrested in November 2020 on the charge of being the ringleader of a criminal organisation. The trial becomes one of the biggest against anti-fascists in the last thirty years. On May 31st, the verdict was pronounced. The defence spoke of a staged trial that had already been decided from the beginning, full of gaps and intended to make a political example.
The AStA of the University of Hamburg and the Network for an Alternative Quest call it an unprecedented attack on academic freedom. Nevertheless, the university withdrew the rooms for the conference “We want our World back!” This was preceded by the Hamburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution’s (Verfassungsschutz) suspicion that extremists might be present at the conference. What happened there?
Since the murder of Jina Mahsa Amini, there have been ongoing protests in Iran, resulting in a revolution that is accompanied by protests and statements of solidarity all around the world. In this interview, KOPFZEILE talks to the Iranian students Sogande and Dokhtare Iran. These are not their real names, of course. Both have to stay anonymous, fearing repercussions from the Islamic Republic, a regime that imprisons people who speak the truth and stand in solidarity with the revolutionary protests in Iran.