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Anti-hijab protests: Mahsa Amini’s father blames Iranian officers for mendacity, President requires probe

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Anti-hijab protests: Mahsa Amini's father blames Iranian officials for lying, President calls for probe

The loss of life of a 22-year-old Iranian girl, Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody has sparked large protests throughout the nation. As the protests proceed to rage, the daddy of Mahsa Amini, Amjad Amini, accused the authorities of mendacity about her loss of life, reported CNN. Her father alleged that the physician didn’t enable to let him see his daughter after her loss of life, the report stated.

“They’re lying. They’re telling lies. Everything is a lie … no matter how much I begged, they wouldn’t let me see my daughter,” Amjad Amini advised BBC Persia.

Her father additionally refused to permit Islamic prayers over his daughter’s physique.

“Your Islam denounced her, now you’ve come to pray over her? Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? You killed her for two strands of hair! Take your Islam and go,” stated Mahsa Amini’s father in a viral video.

Father of Mahsa Amini refuses to permit Islamic prayers over physique of Mahsa. He’s says to the mullah who’s praying over her:
“Your Islam denounced her, now you’ve come to pray over her? Aren’t you ashamed of urself? You killed her for 2 strands of hair! … Take your Islam and go.” pic.twitter.com/Pzqn92Z2c2

— Emily Schrader – (@emilykschrader) September 20, 2022

Mahsa Amini allegedly died whereas being held by the morality police for violating the strict Islamic gown code. Women, protesting in opposition to her loss of life, eliminated their headscarves or hijabs and in addition reduce their hair.

As many as 31 folks have died in a police crackdown, based on rights teams, as anti-hijab protests engulfed 30 cities in Iran over the loss of life of Mahsa Amini. An Oslo-based non-government group, Iran Human Rights, stated at the least 31 civilians had been killed in Iran’s crackdown throughout six nights of violence in opposition to protesters in over 30 cities and cities, AFP reported.

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PRESIDENT CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION

As the protests proceed to rage, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi stated that the loss of life of Mahsa Amini ‘should definitely be investigated’. He additional stated that the authorities are doing what they wanted to do and the duty lies within the arms of the judiciary, reported the Guardian.

“If there is a party at fault, it certainly must be investigated. I contacted the family of the deceased at the very first opportunity, and I assured them personally that we will continue steadfastly to investigate the incident,” he was quoted as saying by AFP.

“Our utmost preoccupation is the safeguarding of the rights of every citizen,” the President stated.

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INTERNET BLACKOUTS

Mobile networks have been largely shut down and entry to Instagram and Whatsapp have been restricted in Iran. Iran on Wednesday restricted entry to Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the final remaining social networks within the nation, after anger on the loss of life of a lady detained by the morality police fuelled protests.

Protesters in Tehran and different Iranian cities torched police stations and autos on Thursday.

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