Ali Azimi

London-based Iranian singer-songwriter Ali Azimi published a single dedicated to the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini on the first anniversary of her death.

Two weeks ago, on September 16th, marked the first anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini.

Ever since the 22-year-old died in police custody, Iranians have been protesting, with women and young people leading the calls for freedom, shouting the slogan: “Woman, Life, Freedom!”.

During this year around 500 people have been killed and thousands have been jailed.

On the occasion of that anniversary, Ali Azimi, London-based Iranian singer-songwriter published a single called “Dige vaghtesh reside” (The time for it has come).

The chorus of the song comes from a viral spray-painted graffiti quote on the wall which says: “Imagine you wake up one day and they are all gone!”

The video of this song has been made of video clips from young people who lost their life during this one year and some footage of the protests.

The opening of the video shows the childhood of Nika Shakarami, who disappeared in Tehran during a protest on 20 September 2022 – she was 16 year old. Her family was informed of her death ten days later.


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