Parliamentary committee publishes report on death of Mahsa Amini

TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament’s advisory and internal affairs committee has released a report on the death of Mahsa Amini.

The report confirmed earlier statements that Amini had not suffered any type of beating while in police custody, according to Tasnim.

The report also warned that those who made hasty remarks about Amini’s death and played into the hands of the rioters will be prosecuted.

“Those who made hasty remarks before the incident was clarified and played into the hands of enemies and system rioters will be prosecuted if they do not correct their positions,” the report said.

Mahsa Amini died nearly a month ago after being apprehended by police. His death sparked protests that turned violent. Iranian authorities have said Mahsa Amini’s death had nothing to do with the police.

Earlier this month, Iran’s High Council for Human Rights released a new report on the death of Mahsa Amini and the ensuing unrest to provide fresh insights into the human rights situation in the country.

The council said the report was written “with the aim of providing information relating to the cause of death of Mahsa Amini and the facts on the ground regarding the exploitation of the issue in question to trigger riots and insecurity in society and violate people’s right to security.

According to the report, following the transfer of Mahsa Amini to the hospital, the Forensic Medicine Organization – on the orders of the Tehran prosecutor – immediately sent a specialized team to handle the case and carry out its detailed examination.

He added: “Upon being informed of the death, the body of the deceased was transferred to the dissection room of the diagnostic and laboratory center of Tehran province where a physical examination and an autopsy were carried out. In the processing of the case, all the criteria and indicators for determining the cause of death, the physical and internal organ examination of the body as well as the samples taken from the tissues and internal organs of the body were been sent to specialized laboratories so that – as soon as the test results have been received and taking into account the results of the examinations and the autopsy, the contents of the hospital file and its medical file, as well as expert opinions in related fields, all collected under the supervision of a special medical commission formed within the Forensic Medicine Organization by order of the Tehran Prosecutor – the true cause of death would then be elucidated and notified to the judicial authority.

Citing a coroner’s report into Mahsa Amini’s death, the report said the death was not caused by blows to the head or to vital organs and body parts.

The report concluded: “The Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of its people in accordance with accepted laws and obligations; and therefore, it will seriously pursue any restriction or violation of rights. In this regard, additional reports regarding the destruction of public and private property and the handling of court cases will be compiled and presented.

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