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File #: 22-942    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/4/2022 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND HOUSING AUTHORITY*
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action:
Title: RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COSTA MESA SUPPORTING THE IRANIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND CONDEMNING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Resolution for Iran
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TITLE:
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RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COSTA MESA SUPPORTING THE IRANIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND CONDEMNING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
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DEPARTMENT: CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
PRESENTED BY: ALMA REYES, ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER
CONTACT INFORMATION: ALMA REYES, ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER, (714) 754-5090

RECOMMENDATION:
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City Council consideration to adopt Resolution 2022-XX in support of the Iranian-American community and condemning violence against women.
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BACKGROUND:
On September 13, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman from the northwestern city of Saqez, was arrested in Tehran by Iran's morality police for not wearing a "proper" hijab or head scarf in compliance with religiously-grounded laws. Police reportedly beat her and took her to Vozara Police Station, where she was reportedly beaten again and later transferred to a hospital after suffering a heart attack or stroke.
Mahsa Amini reportedly later fell into a coma, and on September 16, 2022, she passed away in the hospital. Authorities claim Amini died from underlying health reasons.
Since the announcement of Mahsa Amini's death, there has been an eruption of nationwide protests in the Islamic Republic of Iran, demanding accountability for her death and calling for an end to violence and discrimination against women and girls in Iran.
The government of Iran has committed additional acts of violence and numerous human rights violations against its own people, particularly against women and girls, including but not limited to the killing of over 200 civilians; gassing of an all-girls elementary school; shooting and killing of students at the Sharif University of Technology; threats of sexual violence as a means to silence opposition; and the burning of Evin Prison that holds political prisoners, intellectuals, reporters, and journalists.
Following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the morality police, the Iranian govern...

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