UN calls for probe into Iranian woman’s death

.A top United Nations official on Tuesday demanded an independent investigation into the death of an Iranian woman held by the country’s morality police as authorities acknowledged making arrests at protests over the incident.

The woman’s death has ignited demonstrations across the country, including the capital, Tehran, where demonstrators chanted against the government and clashed with police.

An Iranian lawmaker made a rare stand Tuesday to criticize the controversial “morality police,” following protests over the death of a young woman they had arrested, local media reported.

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Joie Cooper

Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting