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Iranian leader vows ‘firm’ probe into girl’s death

Iran’s president says the death of an Iranian woman in the custody of the country’s ethics police for violating the dress code should be “strongly” investigated

Iran’s president says the death of an Iranian woman in the custody of the country’s ethics police for violating the dress code should be “strongly” investigated

death of iranian woman Police in the country’s morality custody should be “strongly” investigated, Iran’s president said on Thursday, even as he hit back at the country he visited for the UN General Assembly and asked: What about all the people killed by the US police?

“Have all these deaths been investigated?” Ibrahim Raisi said this at a press conference held in New York on the sidelines of the annual meeting of world leaders. He regretted what he called “double standards” in the West regarding human rights.

By the death of Mahsa Amini, who has produced Clashes between protesters and security forces in IranHe said the officers are doing what they need to do.

“Definitely it should be investigated,” he said. “I already contacted his family on the spot and I assured them that we will continue to investigate the incident. … Our biggest concern is to protect the rights of every citizen.”

At least nine people have been killed in clashes between Iranian security forces and death-prone protesters, according to a tally on Thursday, as violence erupted over the weekend. The Associated Press, Iranian police say Amini, who was detained for violating the ethics police’s strict dress code, died of a heart attack and was not abused. His family has raised doubts on this matter.

The extent of Iran’s ongoing unrest, the worst in several years, is still unclear as protesters in more than a dozen cities – venting anger over social repression and the country’s growing woes – continue to confront security and paramilitary forces .

Mr Raisi, who formally addressed the General Assembly on Wednesday, said bad things happen to people everywhere at the hands of authorities.

“What about the deaths of Americans at the hands of US law enforcement?” He asked about his country’s rival nation, also mentioning the deaths of women in Britain that he said had not been investigated. He called for a “uniform standard” across the world in dealing with such deaths at the hands of the authorities.

Mr Raisi, who headed the country’s judiciary before becoming president, said the investigation into Amini’s death ultimately rests there. While elections and open debate are held in Iran, the top positions of the government are held close to the Supreme Leader, who has final say on major matters of state and appoints the head of the judiciary.

Protests over the past five days have turned into an open challenge to the government, with women removing and burning their state-mandated headscarves in the streets and Iranians calling for the fall of the Islamic republic. They are the most serious demonstrations since 2019, when protests erupted over a government hike in petrol prices.

While not outright condemning the protests, he appeared to favor a fatal reaction that led to the deaths of some protesters.

“What’s happening, there are demonstrations … Of course these are normal and completely accepted,” he said. “We must differentiate between protesters and vandalism. Displays are good for expressing specific issues. ,

He added: “There is a debate going on in Iran.”

Demonstrations in Iran began as an emotional outcry over the death of Amini, whose death has been condemned by the United States, the European Union and the United Nations.

The US government imposed sanctions on leaders of the ethics police and other Iranian security agencies, saying they “regularly engage in violence to suppress peaceful protesters.”

Iranian police say Amini died of a heart attack and was not abused, but her family has cast doubt on her. Independent UN experts said on Thursday that reports suggest he was severely beaten up by morality police without providing evidence.



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