WALL – Saleh Nikhbakht, one of the lawyers representing the family of Mahsa Jîna Amini, who was murdered by the morality police in Iran, said that 22-year-old Amini was killed by the Iranian authorities. Stating that the allegations that Amini had health problems and that this may have caused her death do not reflect the truth, Nikhbakht said, “The allegations of illness about Jîna are false and should not be taken seriously.”
‘KILLING PRISONERS IS NOT ABOUT AMIN’
Noting that many people lost their lives in detention in Iran, the lawyer said, “The killing of prisoners is not unique to Amini.” Stating that he is not hopeful that those responsible for the murder will be prosecuted, the lawyer said that the family’s legal team will request the establishment of an investigation commission into Amini’s death.
AT LEAST 76 PEOPLE DIE IN PROTESTS
While protests led by women, especially in Kurdish cities, have continued since Amini’s death on September 16, the Iranian Human Rights (IHR) organization based in Oslo, the capital of Norway, announced that at least 76 protesters lost their lives. On the other hand, Iranian police announced that 1,200 people were detained. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) noted that at least 20 journalists were among those detained. (EXTERNAL NEWS)