February 4, 2023

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The White House has described the death of an Iranian teenager who was arrested by the morality police for not wearing a veil as “inexcusable”.

The White House described Friday that “UnforgivableThe death of a young Iranian woman After his arrest The moral police in Tehran.

“We are Deep concern For the death of 22-year-old Mahza Amini, he is said to be He was assaulted in custody By Iran’s moral police. His death Unforgivable. We will continue to hold Iranian authorities accountable for these human rights abuses,” tweeted Jack Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.

Earlier, the State Department’s Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, demanded that Iran end violence against women. “Mahsa Amini’s death after injuries sustained in custody from ‘improper’ headgear Disgusting. Our thoughts are with his family,” he said on social media.

In the same message, Malle said.Iran must stop violence against women exercising basic rightsand insisted that “those responsible for his death must be held accountable”.

As a result, Amini died today, Friday heart attack And this Coma Suffered in a police station where she was detained by the moral police For not wearing the veil wellmedia from Persia reported.

“Mahsa Amini, who fell into a coma after being detained by a Marol patrol, has died,” the Reformist daily said in a brief statement. AdvancesThe young woman’s uncle pointed to one as evidence.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to the police station for not wearing the hijab properly. “An hour’s recitation”, has condemned his family.

A few hours later she was admitted to the hospital Hospital Kasra Capital in coma due to heart attack.

The news spread like wildfire on social media, where many users expressed their outrage.

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Police confirmed his arrest on Thursday.Explain the dress codeHe denied responsibility in a statement. “Suddenly she had a heart problem (…) and was immediately taken to the hospital,” police said in a statement gathered by Iranian media.

For its part, Amnesty International (AI) called for a criminal investigation into the young woman’s suspicious death in police custody. In addition, the human rights group mandates the wearing of headscarves “Abuse, Degradation and Discrimination”.

Police explanation They don’t believe For many Iranians who expressed their outrage on social media.

“Mahza Amini’s arrest for (dress) guidelines, followed by his heart attack and coma is enough for generations of youth. I hate religionMohammad Ali Abdahi, a reformist cleric who served as the country’s vice president from 2001 to 2004, said on Twitter yesterday.

The ultra-conservative Raisi’s government has increased pressure in recent months for women to conform to strict rules on dress and behavior.

As a result, the dreaded vans of the so-called Morale Police are seen more than ever in places north of Tehran, such as Tajrish Square, filled with women who have been arrested for not wearing the veil properly.

The veil has been made compulsory since the 1979 revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who declared women “naked” without it.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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