New Canann Iranian American speaks out following expulsion of Iran from U.N. Commission on Women

An Iranian American from New Canaan is speaking out about Iran being expelled from the U.N. Commission on Women this week following the death of a 22-year-old female in police custody.

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2022, 2:30 AM

Updated 542 days ago

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An Iranian American from New Canaan is speaking out about Iran being expelled from the U.N. Commission on Women this week following the death of a 22-year-old female in police custody.
Artist Marc Fattahi is the owner of The New Canaan Gallery, and he says international protests following the death of Mahsa Amini are being described as "Iran's George Floyd Moment."
Officials say Iranian police arrested Amini in September for allegedly wearing her "head-covering" in a way that made some of her hair visible.
She died three days later.
The New Canaan artist says the global protest movement 'Women, Life, Liberty' led the U.N. Commission on Women to expel Iran this week from its membership.
Fattahi depicts freedom through painting and sculpture.
He says he has personally participated in a recent protest at the U.N.
More local events are being planned.


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