Woman dies after arrest by Iran’s morality police

Woman dies after arrest by Iran’s morality police

A young woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by Iran’s morality police, state media have reported, sparking fury on social media. Mahsa Amini, 22, had come to Tehran, from her hometown of Saqqez in Kurdistan province, with her family when she was detained by the specialist police unit that enforces…

Iran: Four inmates killed in fire at Tehran’s Evin prison, State media reports

Iran: Four inmates killed in fire at Tehran’s Evin prison, State media reports

At least four prisoners have been killed and 61 others injured after a fire broke out at Tehran’s Evin prison overnight following a fight between inmates, the official state news agency IRNA reported quoting the country’s judiciary. Smoke inhalation was said to be the cause of the deaths, IRNA reported on Sunday, adding 10 inmates…

At least 40 killed as mass protests rock Iran after ‘morality police’ kill woman over ‘improper hijab’

At least 40 killed as mass protests rock Iran after ‘morality police’ kill woman over ‘improper hijab’

More than 40 people have reportedly been killed as anti-government protests rocked dozens of Iranian cities in the last week following the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman arrested by the Iranian “morality police” for not properly wearing a hijab earlier this month. At least 41 people have been killed, and more than 1,200…