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U.N.: Iran Responsible for Death of Mahsa Amini

HeadlineMar 11, 2024

A U.N. fact-finding mission has found Iran is responsible for the “physical violence” that killed Mahsa Amini in September 2022, sparking historic nationwide protests for months. Mahsa Amini was a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who was arrested by Iran’s so-called morality police allegedly for not wearing a hijab properly. Hundreds of people were arrested in demonstrations that erupted after Amini’s death. In a recent report, U.N. officials also accuse Tehran of committing “crimes against humanity” while employing “unnecessary and disproportionate use of lethal force” to crack down on the protests. Hundreds were killed by Iranian police forces, while at least nine demonstrators have been executed.

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