Iranian ambassador summoned to Berlin


Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the Iranian moral and religious police.  Source: dpa
Protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Berlin

Mahsa Amini died in police custody after being arrested by the Iranian moral and religious police.


(Photo: dpa)

Berlin Because of the action against the women’s protests, the federal government has summoned the Iranian ambassador. A spokesman for the Federal Foreign Office announced on Monday in Berlin that the interview will take place in the afternoon. In view of calls for sanctions by the European Union against the Iran the spokesman said the federal government was in favor of examining “all options”.

Protests continue in the Islamic Republic after the death of a young woman.

The 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested by the vice squad in Tehran a little over a week ago for violating the strict Islamic dress code and allegedly wearing her headscarf improperly. A little later she was dead.

Shortly thereafter, numerous angry protests erupted across the countrywhich were also generally directed against a restriction of personal freedom rights in Iran. Dozens of people died as a result.

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