Iranian police stated on Monday the loss of life of a younger lady in custody was an “unlucky incident” which they don’t wish to see repeated, a semi-official information company reported.
Mahsa Amini, 22, fell right into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran final week by the morality police, sparking demonstrations in opposition to the authorities throughout the nation by Iranians enraged by the remedy of ladies by safety forces.
Police stated on the weekend Amini fell ailing as she waited with different detained girls. However Amini’s father advised pro-reform Emtedad information web site on Sunday that his daughter was match and had no well being issues.
“This incident was unlucky for us and we want to by no means witness such incidents,” Better Tehran Police Commander Hossein Rahimi stated in a press release reported by the Fars information company.
He stated Amini suffered no mistreatment, denying claims aired on social media in opposition to the morality police, who implement strict guidelines requiring girls to cowl their hair and put on unfastened becoming garments.
“Cowardly accusations have been levelled in opposition to the Iranian police. We’ll wait till the day of judgment however we can not cease doing safety work,” Rahimi stated, including that the morality police was “doing optimistic work”.
He stated he couldn’t touch upon the reason for loss of life as a result of this was a medical quite than a safety situation.
Amini was from the nation’s Kurdistan area, one of many areas the place protests happened over the weekend, together with on the funeral in her hometown Saqez.
Between 8 to 10 million Kurds reside in Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have put down unrest within the nation’s Kurdish areas for many years, and the hardline judiciary has sentenced many activists to lengthy jail phrases or loss of life.