Iranian police stated on Monday the death of a younger girl in custody was an “unlucky incident” which they don’t need to see repeated, a semi-official news company reported.
Mahsa Amini, 22, fell right into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran final week by the morality police, sparking demonstrations towards the authorities throughout the nation by Iranians enraged by the therapy of ladies by safety forces.
Police stated on the weekend Amini fell unwell as she waited with different detained ladies. But Amini’s father instructed pro-reform Emtedad news website on Sunday that his daughter was match and had no well being issues.
“This incident was unlucky for us and we want to by no means witness such incidents,” Greater Tehran Police Commander Hossein Rahimi stated in an announcement reported by the Fars news company.
He stated Amini suffered no mistreatment, denying claims aired on social media towards the morality police, who implement strict guidelines requiring ladies to cowl their hair and put on unfastened becoming garments.
“Cowardly accusations have been levelled towards the Iranian police. We will wait till the day of judgment however we can’t cease doing safety work,” Rahimi stated, including that the morality police was “doing optimistic work”.
He stated he couldn’t touch upon the reason for death as a result of this was a medical moderately than a safety challenge.
Amini was from the nation’s Kurdistan area, one of many areas the place protests passed off over the weekend, together with on the funeral in her hometown Saqez.
Between 8 to 10 million Kurds reside in Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have put down unrest in the nation’s Kurdish areas for many years, and the hardline judiciary has sentenced many activists to lengthy jail phrases or death.