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Improper hijab: 22-year-old Iranian woman dies after 'beaten' up by police

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 16 Sep 2022, 10:24 pm Print

Improper hijab: 22-year-old Iranian woman dies after 'beaten' up by police Iran Woman Dies

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A 22-year-old Iranian woman died after she was arrested for “improper hijab” and allegedly beaten up by the Islamic Republic’s “morality” police, media reports said on Saturday.

The deceased woman was identified as Mahsa Amini.

The Islamic Republic’s police told Iranian media that Amini suffered a heart attack while detained by morality police, denying reports that she had been beaten, reports Iran International.

Iran International reported it has learned that Amini was not feeling well and had symptoms similar to concussion when she was taken to the Vozara detention center, where the morality police take all those arrested across the capital Tehran.

According to reports, the young girl – originally from Saqqez in Kurdistan province -- was visiting her relatives with her family in Tehran when she was arrested on Tuesday evening by hijab enforcement officers, the news portal reported.

Her death comes in the wake of growing reports of repressive acts against women, including those judged not to be complying with Islamic dress code being barred from entering government offices and banks, reports BBC.