Iran woman dies after detention by morals police – reports

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A younger Iranian woman has died after falling right into a coma following her detention by morality police implementing Iran’s strict hijab guidelines, her uncle was quoted as saying on Friday, in a case that has sparked protest by Iranians on social media.

The inside ministry and Tehran’s prosecutor launched probes into the case of Mahsa Amini after a name by President Ebrahim Raisi, state media reported, however her uncle was quoted by the Emtedad news website as saying the 22-year-old has died after being taken to a hospital following her detention at a station of the morality police.

State TV confirmed her demise in a rolling news textual content without giving particulars.

In the previous few months, Iranian rights activists have urged ladies to publicly take away their veils, risking arrest for defying the Islamic costume code because the nation’s hardline rulers crack down more durable on “immoral behaviour”.

Police mentioned Amini had suffered a coronary heart assault after being taken to the station to be “satisfied and educated,” state tv mentioned, denying allegations she was crushed.

Following the requires anti-hijab protests, movies posted on social media confirmed circumstances of what gave the impression to be heavy-handed motion by morality police models in opposition to ladies who had eliminated their hijab.

On Friday, outspoken reformist politician Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former lawmaker, referred to as on Supreme chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to talk out over Amini’s case.

“What does the Supreme Leader, who rightfully denounced U.S. police over the demise of George Floyd, say about the Iranian police’s remedy of Mahsa Amini?,” Sadeghi mentioned on Twitter.

In 2020, Khamenei mentioned George Floyd’s killing in police custody had uncovered the “true nature” of U.S. rulers.

Under Iran’s sharing (Islamic) legislation, imposed after the 1979 revolution, ladies are obliged to cowl their hair and put on lengthy, loose-fitting garments to disguise their figures. Violators face public rebuke, fines or arrest.

Decades after the revolution, clerical rulers nonetheless wrestle to implement the legislation, with many ladies of all ages and backgrounds sporting tight-fitting, thigh-length coats and brightly colored scarves pushed again to show loads of hair.

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