Iran – Death of Mahsa Amini (Sept. 16, 2022)


The arrest and subsequent death of Mahsa Amini on September 16, 2022, in Tehran at the hands of the Iranian morality police are deeply shocking. France condemns this arrest and the violence that led to her death and we offer our sincere condolences to her family.

A transparent investigation must be conducted as soon as possible in order to shed light on the circumstances of this tragedy.

France reiterates its consistent, determined commitment to combat and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls throughout the world. We will continue to advocate for the universalization of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, which is the most advanced international instrument that exists in the fight against violence against women.