Protests in New York Over Iranian Woman’s Death in Police Custody.

Protesters gathered in New York, September 21, 2022, to protest Mahsa Amini’s death.

Iran is facing global criticism and calls to properly investigate the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been held in custody by Iran’s morality police for improperly wearing her hijab, or headscarf. The incident has sparked days of protests that have turned deadly in Iran.

Nada Al-Nashif, the acting U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said Tuesday, "Mahsa Amini's tragic death and allegations of torture and ill-treatment must be promptly, impartially and effectively investigated by an independent competent authority.”

Amini was detained last week by Iranian authorities and taken to a police station where she collapsed. She died three days later.

Iranian police say she died of a heart attack and have denied mistreating her. Authorities say they are investigating the incident, but widespread protests against Amini’s detention and death have erupted throughout much of Iran, with three deaths linked to the unrest.

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