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Protests in Iran at death of Kurdish woman after arrest by morality police

A series of protests have broken out in Iran after the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, who died in hospital on 16 September, three days after she was arrested and reportedly beaten by morality police in Tehran.

Demonstrators initially gathered outside Kasra hospital in Tehran, where Amini was being treated. Human rights groups reported that security forces deployed pepper spray against protesters and that several were arrested.

Amini’s body was then transported to her native province of Kurdistan for burial, which took place on the morning of 17 September.

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