Iran police call woman's death 'unfortunate' as protests persist


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Iran police call woman's death 'unfortunate' as protests persist
Mahsa Amini was detained by morality police last week • Protests erupt in areas including Tehran, Kurdish province
Published: SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

Iranian police said on Monday the death of a young woman in custody was an "unfortunate incident," a semi-official news agency reported, and denied accusations of mistreatment that fueled a third day of protests against the authorities.

Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma and died following her arrest in Tehran last week by the morality police, sparking demonstrations in Tehran and the Kurdistan province she came from. Her death has been condemned nationwide, with the Persian hashtag #MahsaAmini reaching 1.8 million Twitter mentions. However, the most intense demonstrations have been in Iranian Kurdistan, where authorities have previously put down unrest among minority Kurds.