UN decries Iran’s ‘violent response’ after detained woman’s death


Iranian daily newspapers reporting Mahsa Amini’s death, in Tehran on September 18. The United Nations has expressed alarm at the death in custody of Amini and the violent response by security forces to ensuing protests. – EPA pic, September 20, 2022.

THE United Nations decried today Mahsa Amini’s death in custody after she was arrested by Iran’s “morality police” and the violent crackdown on protests over her death, demanding an independent investigation.

“Acting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif today expressed alarm at the death in custody of Mahsa Amini… and the violent response by security forces to ensuing protests,” the rights office said in a statement.


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