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The 16-year-old girl whose body was “stolen” by the police and became one of the faces of the demonstrations in Iran

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Nika Shakarami’s relatives found her body in a detention center morgue.

On September 20, Nika Shakarami, 16, took to the streets of Tehran to join the protests over the death of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who died after being arrested by Iran’s “morality police”. She but she never came home.

After remaining missing for 10 days, her body was finally found by her family in a detention center morgue in the Iranian capital.

Her aunt Atash Shakarami told Parham Ghobadi of the BBC’s Persian service that before she disappeared, Nika had sent a message to a friend stating that the security forces were chasing her.

“When we went to identify her, we were not allowed to see her body, only her face for a few seconds,” Atash said.

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