Mahsa Amini ‘did not die of blows to the head and limbs’, claims Iranian coroner

An Iranian medical examiner said Mahsa Amini, who died in the custody of the Tehran ethical police, sparked global protests, not because of the blows to the head and limbs, but because of the failure of several organs.

The 22-year-old was arrested in the Iranian capital on September 13 for “inappropriate dress,” the regime said, after being surprised with the hijab that was too large. She died in the hospital after falling into a coma three days later.

Authorities say Amini suffered a heart attack after being taken to a place to be “polite”, but her family denied she had heart problems and blamed the police for her death.

Outrage over his death ignited the fuse for violent protests across Iran, with more than 150 feared deaths and thousands arrested, as protesters took control of urban centers and some women protested against rights. of the regime. Cut your hair in public in direct challenge to. ,

Last month, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi insisted that Amini’s death would be “rigorously” investigated and said he “contacted his family at the earliest opportunity”.

Now a coroner’s report says he died “not from a blow to the head and limbs” but from multiple organ failure, according to the Iranian state news agency IRNA.

The report stated that the 22-year-old who “suddenly lost consciousness and subsequently fainted” was in custody due to “underlying disease”, claiming that he had undergone surgery for a benign brain tumor of the thyroid and adrenal glands. He took medication for an ailment. Cancer at the age of eight.

“Due to ineffective cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the critical first minutes, he suffered severe hypoxia and resulted in brain damage,” he added.

Amini’s father was reportedly beaten inside a van carrying her by the women arrested with her.

In the coroner’s office, his body was covered in such a way that his father could see nothing but a small part of his leg, which Reuters had previously reported, citing a source who said: “He kept praying to the doctors. to inform her of her daughter’s condition, but no one replied.

A statement from Kasra Hospital – which was later withdrawn – stated that Amini was brain dead when he arrived, adding, “The patient was resuscitated and his heartbeat returned and the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. was admitted

“But unfortunately, after 48 hours on Friday, he again suffered cardiac arrest from brain death. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, the medical team was unable to resuscitate him and he died. ,

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