US urges Iranian government to stop violence against women after death of girl without hijab ThePipaNews

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MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – September 20, 2022) The United States has called on the Iranian government to end its systematic persecution of women and allow peaceful protests following the death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in police custody, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said.

Student protests were held at several universities in Tehran on Monday over the death of Amini, who was reportedly beaten in custody by Iran’s morality police after being detained for refusing to properly cover her head.

“Mahsa Amini should be alive today. Instead, the US and the people of Iran are mourning her. We call on the Iranian government to end its systematic oppression of women and allow peaceful protests,” Blinken said on Twitter late Monday.

In addition, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that “Iranian women should not be arrested, brutally beaten for their clothes” and urged Iranian authorities to listen to the protesters.

On September 13, Amini was detained by Tehran’s morality police and sent to a center under the police department and military intelligence for an explanatory conversation for not wearing the hijab properly. Amini suffered a heart attack at the center and was shifted to the hospital. Three days later, on September 16, the young woman died.

After Amini’s death, Iranian women released videos on social media showing them cutting their hair, as well as burning the hijab and rosary handkerchiefs with which an Iranian woman is forced to cover her head.

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