arrests executions and the iranian protesters who refuse to give up

This episode contains descriptions of violence and injury.

In September, protests began in Iran over the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, at the hands of the government. The demonstrations have since intensified, as has the government’s response, with thousands arrested and a terrifying campaign of public executions underway.

Today, Iranians who have taken part in the demonstrations tell us — in their own words — why they are willing to brave such severe punishments to help bring about change.

Cora Engelbrecht, an international reporter for The New York Times.

A protest in Tehran in September. Videos shared on social media show Iranians demonstrating in the face of crackdowns by the authorities.
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Cora Engelbrecht contributed reporting.
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