Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated on Thursday that he had ordered an investigation into the case of Mahsa Amini, 22, who died final week after being arrested for carrying “unsuitable attire.” Speaking at a information convention on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, he additionally used the chance to show tables and ask, “What about all the people killed by American police?”
Raisi added that “acts of chaos” should not acceptable, in a warning to protesters who’ve taken to the streets of the nation in fury over the loss of life of a girl within the morality police’s custody. “There is freedom of expression in Iran … but acts of chaos are unacceptable,” stated Raisi, who’s dealing with the largest protests within the Islamic Republic since 2019.
As the nationwide protests rage the nation, not less than 31 civilians are reported to have misplaced their lives, in accordance with information company AFP. Even as Iran continues to be on the heart of world criticism and nationwide protests, the nation’s Revolutionary Guards referred to as on the Islamic Republic’s judiciary to prosecute “those who spread false news and rumors” in regards to the lady whose loss of life in police custody has triggered the protests. In a associated improvement, holding the morality police liable for Amini’s loss of life, the United States imposed ethical sanctions on Iran’s morality police and on Iran’s minister of intelligence, accusing them of abuse and violence against Iranian girls and of violating the rights of peaceable Iranian protesters, the US Treasury stated.