WM-2022: Iran

The participation of the Iranian team, considering the events in Iran surrounding the death of Jina Mahsa Amini, is taking place under considerable pressure for all involved....

And as soon as you have heard "All you need is Love", you have to deal with Iran, a regime that fights against its own people, oppression, political persecution, freedom struggle, weapons supplies and nuclear program. Quasi the enemy of the statement of the Beatles song. 

The FAZ looked at the influence music can have on political change and writes in this report: "Shervin Hajipour had recorded his song "Baraye" about the longing to dance in the streets and about the girls who wished they were born as boys, in the first days of the protest at home. There are internet blocks in Iran, and yet millions listened to "Baraye" on Instagram. That was in late September. Since then, Shervin has been in Evin Prison, which everyone now knows. He took back what he was singing. All the ideas of freedom, of a life without fear, that he had pieced together from tweets from Iranians to his lyrics. And got out on bail. But because the regime doesn't like millions hearing how good freedom sounds, he's now going to trial."

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