Universities in Tehran have witnessed several demonstrations to protest the death of a young woman in custody after she was arrested by the “vice police” for wearing the hijab “in the wrong way”.
Tehran university students Shaid Beheshti, Tarbet Mudarres and Allama Tabatabai participated in protests and demanded clarification of the circumstances of the incident that led to the death of 22-year-old Amini, Iranian Tasnim news agency reported.
Around 500 people also demonstrated in Sanandaj (Amini’s hometown) to protest her death, according to the Fars news agency.
The agency said the “protest march” began in the crowded Firdowsi neighborhood and ended at Azadi Square in the city.
The agency quoted some demonstrators as saying that Amini “died under torture.” She commented that they “basically either didn’t hear the explanations from the police or weren’t convinced by them.”
The agency said the gathering became political due to chants against government officials and said police “intend to tolerate the demonstrators, although in many cases they had to use tear gas to disperse the crowd” and police arrested some people, according to the agency.
Iran’s “vice police” arrested Amini during her visit to Tehran, and police TV footage showed the young woman had a heart attack after talking to a police officer and was taken to the hospital, where she fell into a coma for three days . days after which she spent.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi contacted the Amini family and stressed that he would ask the responsible institutions to clarify various aspects of the issue.
Unofficial sources speak of a general strike and shop closures in the city of Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province, while Iranian opposition media are releasing videos showing limited clashes between protesters and security forces in the city of Diwan Dora, in the province, which authorities have not yet commented on.
This came after Iranian police provided new clarifications on the incident, as Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi, commander of the internal security forces in the capital, said the young woman had not been subjected to any physical abuse and denied accusations of police mistreatment.
The police also released a film showing a young woman entering the police station before she falls into the station.
The police chief said that members of the Hijab Police have individual cameras to document everything that happens during their duties, but he stated that the patrol that arrested Amini "was not equipped with these cameras."
The head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Eijeh, confirmed that the case is being investigated with the aim of "full transparency in disclosing its circumstances and unconditionally announcing the results of the investigation."
Source: Fars Iranian agency + Tasnim agency + RT.