Former spokeswoman for the State Department says death of Masha Amini in Iran is 'barbaric'
Masha Amini was beaten to the point of being put into a coma by the morality police because she showed her hair, allegedly breaking hijab rules.
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Former spokeswoman for the State Department, Heather Nauert, discusses the lack of outrage from the mainstream media over the death of Masha Amini.
This week in Iran, Masha Amini was beaten to the point of being put into a coma by the morality police because she showed her hair, allegedly breaking hijab rules. She eventually died as a result of head injuries, and her death has sparked protests around western Iran and in the capital city of Tehran, BBC reports.
"It's horrific, it's cruel, it's barbaric," Heather Nauert said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show. "But it's nothing that should surprise any of us in the West. This is the type of thing that the mullahs do and their religious zealots in Iran do. They are known for killing their own people who dissent."
Nauert offered her condolences to Amini's family in Iran for the loss of their daughter.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to her and her family and all of those in Iran who are fighting back or trying to stand up to this regime," Nauert said. "The Iranian people are good people. The regime does horrific things to its population."
Another former State Department spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, called on the Biden administration to do something regarding the situation in Iran.
"The Biden administration should be doing everything they can to help the people of Iran," Ortagus said on the John Solomon Reports podcast. "But what are they doing instead? Taking themselves 72 hours to put up statements because they still want to hold on to the possibility of reviving the failed (Iran) deal."
Nauert believes that the Iranian people are going to keep fighting the government regime that works against the people of Iran.
"I can't imagine that the Iranian people are going to have to live under this type of brutal regime that doesn't care for its people," Nauert concluded. "I don't know how and I don't know when, but I think we all want freedom. And I think someday they will have that too."
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