According to Iranian state media, a young Iranian girl who fell into a coma after being allegedly assaulted by the country’s morality police for not wearing a headscarf has passed away. The incident has sparked outrage and raised concerns about the use of excessive force by authorities in Iran.
According to a statement from IRNA, the victim was in a coma for some time due to the brain damage they sustained. Tragically, they passed away just a few moments ago.
Armita was recently pronounced as “brain dead” even though medical professionals worked tirelessly to save her. As reported by CNN, this heartbreaking news was announced earlier this week.
Activists have reported that 16-year-old Armita Geravand was taken to the hospital with head injuries after an alleged assault at a metro station in Tehran earlier this month. This incident occurred just weeks following Iran’s implementation of stricter penalties for women who violate the country’s already strict hijab regulations.
The headline of the video resource reads, “Teen Carried Away After Alleged Assault by Morality Police.” The video captures the disturbing incident where a teenager is forcefully taken away by the morality police after reportedly being assaulted. It is a troubling reminder of the abuse of power and lack of rights in certain parts of the world. The video sheds light on the important issue of police brutality and the need for justice and accountability. The footage is a powerful tool in raising awareness and demanding change.
In October, the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, a group that advocates for Kurdish rights based in Norway, reported that Geravand was subjected to an attack by morality police which resulted in him falling into a coma.
According to IranWire, Geravand was taken to the hospital with injuries to his head.
According to Awyer Shekhi, a Hengaw staff member, Geravand was approached by female morality police officers near the Shohada metro station who requested her to adjust her hijab.
It is important to note that CNN has not been able to confirm the accuracy of the reports released by Hengaw and Iranwire, both of which have a history of covering protests in Iran.
According to Iranian authorities, the claims made against them are false. They have refuted the allegations and stated that Geravand’s hospitalization was a result of low blood pressure and not due to any mistreatment.
Despite the Iranian government’s denial of responsibility for the killing of protesters, individuals close to the victim, including Geravand’s friends and family, have also denied any involvement. However, it remains unclear whether these individuals were coerced into making such statements in interviews with state media. In the past, UN officials and human rights organizations have accused Iranian authorities of pressuring families of killed protesters to make statements in support of the government’s narrative.
In September, Iran’s parliament passed a controversial law referred to as the “hijab bill,” which mandates the wearing of specific clothing. Those who violate the law may face up to 10 years in prison. This comes after the first anniversary of mass protests that were triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini.
Last year in September, Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, passed away in custody after being detained by the Iranian regime’s morality police. It is believed that she was detained for not following the country’s strict dress code regulations.