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Arrest by hijab police leaves woman comatose

Iranians are enraged over the mandatory hijab rules as police deny torture allegations by the victim's brother.
Mahsa Amin

An Iranian woman identified as Mahsa (Zhina) Amini remains in critical condition after being arrested by the "Guidance Patrol," a special police squad in charge of public implementation of Iran's hijab regulations.

The 22-year-old from the Kurdish city of Saghez was reportedly on a family visit to the capital Tehran, where she was accosted by the patrol and taken into detention over lax hijab, according to Iranian media reports. She is currently in an intensive care unit at Tehran's Kasra Hospital.

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