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UN Women shows its “deep concern” for the death in Iran of Mahsa Amini and calls for an “impartial” investigation

Protest organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran in front of the Iranian Embassy in Germany after the death of Mahsa Amini, detained in Tehran for wearing the wrong veil – Paul Zinken/dpa

UN Women has expressed this Friday its “deep concern” about the death of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died in custody after being detained by the ‘morality police’ for wearing the flight wrongly and has called for an “impartial” investigation by part of an independent authority.

“UN Women is deeply concerned and saddened by the death in Iran of Mahsa Amini at the age of 22. We send our heartfelt condolences to the family. The death of any young man, any young woman, is a tragedy. The circumstances surrounding this event are a cause of particular concern,” the agency said in a statement.

Thus, he has said that, although “the causes and circumstances surrounding her death are not clear”, “what is clear is that she was detained and treated in a way that violates the most basic human rights”. “The incident further underscores the abuses suffered by women and girls around the world,” she said.

“In this context, we echo the call of our colleagues at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for a prompt, impartial and effective investigation by an independent competent authority,” he said.

Amini, 22, a member of the Iranian Kurdish minority, was arrested on September 13 in Tehran for improperly dressing and died three days after falling into a coma after fainting in a detention center, amid allegations of torture and bad treatments.

The death of Amini has triggered protests in the country that have resulted in at least 17 deaths, according to the Iranian television network Al Alam, although the non-governmental organization Iran Human Rights (IHR) has assured that at least 31 civilians have died because of the repression.

The Tehran Police came out of the controversy on Monday and assured that Amini’s death was an “unfortunate incident”, while the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi, spoke on Sunday by phone with the family and promised a thorough investigation to clarify the happened.

Source: Europa Press

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