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Violence Erupts In Iran After Woman Dies In ‘Morality Police’ Custody

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  • Security forces cracked down on protesters demonstrating across Iran over the death of a young woman in the custody of its so-called morality police, allegedly killing five.
  • The death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman from western Iran, during a visit to the capital this month has stirred outrage over the government’s increasingly strict enforcement of ultraconservative dress codes for women.
  • The case has drawn worldwide interest with condemnations from the United States and the United Nations.

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