– I and several others asked Christian Ringnes if she could be moved to the Iranian embassy because this statue is of a very brave girl. Both how she stands and what her face is like. She can be a symbol for the Iranian women’s struggle, says Lily Bandehy to Nettavisen on Thursday evening.
Ringnes owns the statue.
Bandehy is an Iranian refugee and Nettavisen columnist and is involved in what is now happening in the country of his birth.
– There is a revolution in Iran now
22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in September after being arrested by the Iranian morality police. The reason must have been that she wore the hijab the wrong way.
After the death, there have been many demonstrations and protests in the country because the country’s women are not free,
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– There is a revolution in Iran now about women’s freedom after Mahsa Amini was killed for wearing the hijab incorrectly. The statue of Christian Ringnes now shows support in this fight for freedom. It is very nice and important for me, who myself am from Iran, but lives in Norway, says a moved Bandehy to Nettavisen.
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After the murder of Amini, many Iranian women have taken off their hijab. Therefore, it was important to Bandehy that “Fearless Girl” had a hijab, with which she could do whatever she wanted. As many Iranian women have now done,
– I asked her to keep the hijab on her arm or under her foot because wearing it on her head is the wrong signal to send. I am very happy that it is now standing in front of the Iranian embassy and supporting Iranian women’s fight for freedom, Bandehy to Nettavisen.