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For Iranian refugees, French wine harvest part of anti-government 'struggle'

Marjan Jangjoo was a yoga and snowboarding instructor before fleeing Iran
— Saint-Méard-de-Gurçon (France) (AFP)

Swapping their state-enforced veils for T-shirts reading "life" and "liberty", a group of Iranian women who have fled to France now help make wine that traces its roots back to ancient Persia.

"We won't stop, we will keep fighting. The struggle against the mullahs, the Islamic republic, is going on here in a different way," said Marjan Jangjoo, her head bared to the rain in a vineyard in France's western Dordogne region.

"The revolution won't be done in a day, but it's on the move," she added.

Jangjoo, 32, was once a sports coach teaching aerial yoga and snowboarding near Iran's southwestern city of Shiraz.

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