The EU lawmakers on Friday has denounced the death of Mahsa Amini and are calling for EU sanctions to be put in place against her murderers, but also against those involved in quelling the anti-government protests.
In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs has denounced Amini’s death and implored Iranian authorities to conduct an independent probe into the behaviour of the morality police.
At the Strasbourg plenary, MEPs added strong support for the protests where women have taken a prominent role, burning their headscarves and cutting off their hair in a show of defiance to the country’s theocratic regime.
As per Iran Human Rights, “The Parliament’s non-binding resolution called for a UN investigation into events in Iran, even as it condemned the disproportionate use of force by Iranian security forces against the crowds, which was killed at least 154 protestors.
The resolution comes as Iranian authorities claimed that an autopsy report published on Friday established that her death wasn’t caused by “blows to the head and vital organs and limbs of the body” but due to pre-existing medical conditions.
According to reports, Amina’s family has refuted these claims, noting that the 22-year-old had been fit and healthy until her detainment by Iranian police. Amini’s father has accused the Iranian authorities of a cover-up as the family has been prevented by medical staff from seeing Amini’s body.
Amini died on 16 September 16, three days after falling into a coma after the morality police detained her in Tehran for allegedly wearing her headscarf incorrectly. Anti-government protests, including by schoolgirls have since rocked the country.
Protests have broken out globally in a show of support for the protestors in Iran.