The case has drawn global attention with condemnation from the United States and the United Nations.
State media said Amini was detained as he exited a subway station and suffered a heart attack while in custody and fell into a coma. Her family claimed she had no health problems before her, and activists claimed she may have been beaten by police.
Monday marked the third day of unrest across Iran, with protests taking place in many places, including the capital Tehran. Security forces opened fire on protesters in the Kurdish city of Saqez (Amini’s hometown), killing two, two more of him in the town of Divandale, and a fifth in Degolan. Hengo, keeper of rights. The allegations could not be immediately independently verified by The Washington Post.
In Tehran, a photo from the scene of a protest showed demonstrators crowding around a burning motorcycle.A video posted on social media appeared to show protesters injured after clashing with authorities. Some restrictions apply country’s.
Iran has not confirmed any deaths during the protests. Semi-official Fars News Agency reported The security forces dispersed the demonstrators In many cities, the police have arrested some protest leaders.
A high-ranking moral police official, Colonel Ahmed Mirzaei, was suspended after Amini’s death. iran international, News channel based in London. Authorities denied these allegations and The Guardian reportedThe Interior Ministry previously ordered an investigation into Amini’s death at the request of conservative Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
Greater Tehran Region Police Commander told reporters Amini wearing an inappropriate hijab. He said she did not resist her custody and joked inside the police van. Since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, women have been required to wear headscarves and other conservative attire.
U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken calls In a tweet Tuesday, the Iranian government called on “to end the systematic persecution of women and allow peaceful protests.”
acting High Commissioner for Human Rights At the United Nations, Nada al-Nasif issued a statement on Tuesday, sounding alarm bells in her death and calling for an independent inquiry.
“The tragic death of Martha Amini and allegations of torture and ill-treatment will be investigated promptly, impartially and effectively by independent and competent authorities, especially to ensure that her family has access to justice and the truth. I have to,” she said in a statement.
“Authorities must stop targeting, harassing and detaining women who do not follow hijab rules,” she added, calling for an end to mandatory hijab regulations.
Raisi will be in New York this week to address the United Nations General Assembly on relations with the West. He told reporters at Tehran airport that he had no plans to meet with President Biden between events. Associated Press report. Indirect talks between Washington and Tehran to revive the 2015 nuclear deal it looks like that close to the stall.
A hardline cleric who took office last year, Raisi, has called for stricter enforcement of the dress code. thrown from a speedvan.
The government crackdown sparked protests by Iranian women this summer. They took pictures of themselves without headscarves and posted the pictures on social media.
Kareem Fahim of Istanbul and Paul Schemm of London contributed to this report.