Fury in Iran as young woman dies following morality police arrest - Bihari Gyan

Fury in Iran as young woman dies following morality police arrest

A 22-year-old Iranian woman has died days after being arrested by morality police for allegedly not complying with strict rules on head coverings.

Eyewitnesses said Mahsa Amini was beaten while inside a police van when she was picked up in Tehran on Tuesday.

Police denied the allegations, and have said Amini had "suddenly suffered a heart problem".

It is the latest in a series of reports of brutality against women by authorities in Iran in recent weeks.

Amini's family said she was a healthy young woman with no medical conditions that would explain a sudden heart problem.

However, they were informed she had been taken to hospital a few hours after her arrest and the family said she had been in a coma before she died on Friday.

Tehran police said Amini had been arrested for "justification and education" about the hijab, the headscarf which is mandatory for all women to wear.

Her death comes in the wake of growing reports of repressive acts against women,

Her death comes in the wake of growing reports of repressive acts against women,