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Iranian coroner’s report alleges Mahsa Amini died of illness not beatings

'She died due to multiple organ failure caused by cerebral hypoxia'
Mahsa Amini
Mahsa Amini
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Reuters   |   Dubai   |   Published 07.10.22, 05:30 PM

Amini while in the custody of Iran's morality police has ignited more than two weeks of nationwide protests. Her father has said she suffered bruises to her legs, and has held the police responsible for her death.

The coroner's report said her death was “not caused by a blow to the head and limbs”. It did not say whether she had suffered any injuries. Amini was arrested in Tehran on Sept. 13 for “inappropriate attire”, and died three days later while in custody, sparking demonstrations that represent the biggest challenge to Iran's clerical leaders in years.

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Referring to the day she collapsed in custody, the coroner's report said she had regained consciousness before falling again due to what it described as underlying diseases.

"Due to the ineffective cardio-respiratory resuscitation in the first critical minutes, she suffered severe hypoxia and as a result brain damage despite recovery from cardiac functioning,” it said."Due to the ineffective cardio-respiratory resuscitation in the first critical minutes, she suffered severe hypoxia and as a result brain damage despite recovery from cardiac functioning,” it said.

"She died due to multiple organ failure caused by cerebral hypoxia.” 

The lawyer for Amini's family, Saleh Nikbakht, previously told the semi-official Etemadonline news website that "respectable doctors” believe she was hit in custody.

"She died due to multiple organ failure caused by cerebral hypoxia.” 

The lawyer for Amini's family, Saleh Nikbakht, previously told the semi-official Etemadonline news website that ”respectable doctors” believe she was hit in custody.



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