TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) – Iranian officials announced on Saturday that an autopsy was carried out on Mahsa Amini, who died at the age of 22 this week while in the custody of the Iranian morality police.
Speaking on state television on Saturday, Mehdi Foruzesh, director of Iran’s Forensic Medicine Authority, said that the results will be announced after more tests are carried out by medical experts.
On Friday, the Iranian news agency (ISNA) reported that Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi had ordered an investigation into the circumstances of the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini.
For his part, Jake Sullivan, the US National Security Adviser, commented on his Twitter account, saying that the White House was “deeply concerned about the death of Iranian Mahsa Amini, 22,” and added that Amini “was beaten during her detention by the Iranian morality police.” He described her death as “unforgivable”.
“We will continue to hold Iranian officials responsible for such human rights violations,” Sullivan stressed.