Iran's Raisi says Mahsa Amini's death has 'saddened' everyone


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Iran's Raisi says Mahsa Amini's death has 'saddened' everyone
Though Raisi shared vague condolences following the death of Mahsa Amini, he also used his platform to warn that continued public uproar would not be tolerated.
Published: SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday that the death of a young woman in custody had "saddened" everyone in the Islamic Republic, but warned that "chaos" would not be accepted amid spreading violent protests over Mahsa Amini's death. He also defended security forces that have clashed with demonstrators in the past two weeks across Iran.

Despite a growing death toll and fierce crackdown by security forces using tear gas, clubs and, in some cases, live ammunition, social media videos showed Iranians persisting with protests, often calling for the end of the Islamic clerical establishment's more than four decades in power.