Iran’s president vows to investigate Mahsa Amini’s death who was detained for hijab

Iran’s president vows to investigate Mahsa Amini’s death who was detained for hijab
Iran’s president vows to investigate Mahsa Amini’s death who was detained for hijab

TEHRAN, KOMPAS.com – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday (12/9/2022) said Mahsa Amini’s death which sparked protests needed to be investigated.

At a press conference in New York, on the sidelines of attending the UN General Assembly, Raisi repeated the conclusion of the post-mortem that 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was not beaten.

That conclusion is known to have been rejected or refuted by protesters.

Read also: Iranian demonstrations broke out in 15 cities after the death of Mahsa Amini, the woman detained by the police because of the hijab

“But I don’t want to rush to conclusions,” Raisi said.

He stressed that if there is a guilty party, of course it should be investigated.

“I contacted the family of the deceased at the first opportunity and I assured them personally that we will continue to investigate the incident,” the Iranian president said, quoted by the state news agency. AFP.

AFP PHOTO/IRANIAN PRESIDENCE This leaflet image provided by the Iranian presidency shows the President of the Islamic republic Ebrahim Raisi (right) welcoming Russian President Vladimir Putin in Tehran on July 19, 2022. President Raisi recently said he vowed to investigate Mahsa Amini’s death.

Protesters, many of them women, said Amini died in the custody of the moral police who enforced Iran’s dress code on women.

Meanwhile, hours after the United States imposed sanctions on Iran’s moral police unit, Raisi accused the West of “double standards”.

He brings up police killings in the US and offers statistics on female deaths in the UK.

“Why not call for the exact same for those who lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement and other agents across the West, Europe, North America, the United States?” he said.

Read also: Protests on the death of Mahsa Amini are increasingly explosive, Iran blocks WhatsApp and Instagram

“Those who suffered unfair beatings, why isn’t there an investigation that follows up on them?” said the Iranian president.

Raisi did not answer questions about internet restrictions in Iran, where at least 17 people have died in unrest since Mahsa Amini’s death last week.

Instead, he felt that he had accepted the peaceful protest.

“This is normal and hopefully a full recovery is expected. We have to distinguish between demonstrators and vandalism,” Raisi said.

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