An Iranian journalist who interviewed Mahsa Amini’s father has been told she is to be arrested and her family has been threatened.
Nazila Maroofian, an Iranian reporter, said on Twitter (in Farsi) on Sunday, 16th October: “They won’t let me publish my interview a few days ago with the father of Mahsa Amini.
“First, they called my father in the city and said don’t you realise, we pity you, stop your daughter; your daughter is young.
“And then they called me to tell me that my arrest warrant is pending.”
Mahsa Amini, 22, from Saqqez, Kurdistan Province, was on a visit to Tehran when she was arrested by morality police accused of violating hijab rules on 13th September.
She was allegedly beaten while in custody and spent the following days in a coma in the hospital before succumbing in the ICU on 16th September.
The clinic where she was treated said in a now-deleted social media post that she had been admitted brain-dead.
Alleged medical scans of her skull leaked by hackers showed that she had suffered bone fractures, haemorrhages, and brain oedema.
Anti-regime media are claiming that Mahsa’s medical records showing her history of heart disease were faked by the Iranian government.
The protests her death sparked are ongoing and, according to the non-profit Iran Human Rights, at least 201 people, including 28 children, have been killed so far, according to its latest figures released on 12th October.