Tue. Sep 20th, 2022

Tehran police call woman’s death in custody an ‘unfortunate incident’ amid growing fury

Tehran’s Police Chief says the death of a woman in custody last week was an unfortunate incident that he does not want to be repeated.

Reports say, Mahsa Amini, twenty-two collapsed hours after she was detained by morality police for allegedly violating strict rules.

Witnesses accused officers of beating her, sparking protests in the capital and her home province of Kurdistan.

But Police Brigade-General Hussein Rahimi called such claims cowardly and insisted she suffered no physical harm.

Ms Amini, an ethnic Kurd who was from the Western City of Saqez, died in hospital last Friday after spending  three days in a coma.

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