The disappearance and death of a 16-year-old girl who was protesting the regime in Tehran has unleashed a fresh outpouring of anger on Iranian social media, as the demonstrations continue.
Reports on social media claimed security forces killed her, but the judiciary on Wednesday rejected the allegations.
Nika Shakarami, who lived in the capital with her mother, vanished September 20 during the protests in Tehran, her uncle Kianoush Shakarami told Iran’s Tasnim news agency. She was missing for a week before her lifeless body was found.
Her family found Shakrami’s body in a morgue at a detention center, the BBC said. “When we went to identify her, they didn’t allow us to see her body, only her face for a few seconds,” said Atash Shakarami, Nika’s aunt, told the BBC.