Iranian authorities publish a medical report that cleanses the morality of the police

The police want nothing to do with Mahsa Amini’s death. It is in any case the version of Iranian power. Authorities said on Friday, October 7, that the young woman’s death was not caused by “hits” but because of the consequences of an illness. Arrested on September 13 by the Tehran morality police for not respecting the strict dress code for women in Iran, this 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman died three days later in hospital. Activists have blamed a head injury sustained during her arrest. Iranian authorities have denied any physical contact between the police and the young woman.

“Mahsa Amini’s death was not caused by blows to the head and vital organs” but it is related to “brain tumor surgery at age 8”, says a report by the Iran Forensic Organization. “Despite being transferred to the hospital and the efforts of the medical staff, she died on September 16 due to multi-organ failure caused by cerebral hypoxia,” adds the report, broadcast on state television. For her part, the girl’s father, Amjad Amini, had assured that her daughter was “In perfect health”.

On Thursday, October 6, the Iranian justice system also denied the murder of a 16-year-old girl, Sarina Ismaïlzadeh, at the hands of security forces in Alborz province (northwest of the country), stating that she had “suicide by jumping off a building”. On September 30, Amnesty International, for its part, stated that it was “died after being severely hit on the head with a truncheon” One week before.

The death of Mahsa Amini sparked a protest movement in the country, with Iranian women on the front lines, as well as demonstrations of solidarity around the world. These demonstrations, the largest since those of 2019 against the rise in the price of gasoline, were strongly repressed.

At least 92 people have been killed since September 16, according to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights. An official report is about 60 dead, including 12 members of the security forces. DThousands of people, including journalists, activists and artists, have been arrested since the beginning of the movement, sAccording to most Iranian NGOs.

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