Anger as Iran woman dies after morality police arrest…

A young Iranian woman who fell into a coma after being arrested in Tehran by the notorious morality police died on Friday, state media and her family said, with activists urging those responsible for her “suspicious” death be brought to justice.Mahsa Amini, 22, was on a visit with her family to the Iranian capital when she was detained by the police unit responsible for enforcing the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women, which include the compulsory wearing of the headscarf in public.“Unfortunately, she died and her body was transferred to the medical examiner’s office,” Iranian state television reported.Persian-language media, including the Iran Wire website and the Shargh newspaper have quoted her family as saying that she had been rushed to hospital in a coma this week a few hours after her arrest and had now died.It is not yet clear what happened between her arriving at the police station and her departure for hospital. The 1500tavsir channel which monitors violations in Iran said she had suffered a blow to the head.Images posted on social media showed crowds gathering outside the hospital where she was being treated and police seeking to disperse the dozens who had gathered.- ‘Must face justice’ -“The circumstances leading to the suspicious death in custody of 22-year-old young woman Mahsa Amini, which include allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in custody, must be criminally investigated,” Amnesty International said.“The so-called ‘morality police’ in Tehran arbitrarily arrested her three days before her death while enforcing the country’s abusive, degrading and disc …

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