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Iranian President Orders Probe of Woman's Death in Custody

Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iran’s president has ordered a probe in the case of a young woman who slipped into a coma while in custody in Tehran and died, state media reported on Friday. The police have said she suffered a heart attack.

According to the state-run IRNA news agency, President Ebrahim Raisi asked Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi to “investigate the cause of the incident with urgency and special attention.”