Iran’s First Lady addresses controversy surrounding Mahsa Amini’s death

In a recent interview, the wife of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Jamileh Alamolhoda, reiterated Iran’s official stance that the tragic passing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini last autumn was attributed to a preexisting medical condition. This assertion contradicts the vehement objections from Amini’s family, who firmly believe that she was subjected to physical abuse while in custody, following her arrest by Iran’s morality police for alleged improper hijab usage.

During an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week,” Alamolhoda defended Iran’s policy mandating headscarves for women in public spaces. She also attempted to downplay the extent of the protests that erupted following Amini’s death, emphasizing the significance of women and girls in society.

Alamolhoda asserted that she maintained “constant contact” with all the medical personnel involved in Mahsa Amini’s case.