A teenage Iranian girl reportedly passed away in a military hospital after allegedly being assaulted by police for allegedly disobeying the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
Armita Geravand, 16, was allegedly attacked by state police officers Oct. 1 at a Tehran subway station for allegedly not wearing the headscarf women residing in the country are required by law to don, CBS News reported. Geravand died after 28 days in an intensive care unit at the hospital in the capital.
Geravand’s father was quoted saying his child had “no hope of recovery” after learning the teen was “likely brain dead,” according to the outlet. (RELATED: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Blinken Announces New Sanctions Against Iran Related To Nationwide Protests, Deaths Last Year)
16-year-old Armita Garavand died in Iran today after being taken off life-support.
She had earlier been declared brain dead.
The young girl was beaten into a coma in the subway by the morality police in for not wearing the mandatory headscarf in public.
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 28, 2023
Reports conflict as to what exactly happened to the high school student, but the story told by friends and witnesses is that the incident stemmed from the early October trip on the metro with two friends.
During that ride, Geravand was reportedly approached by a female officer from a local state law enforcement organization known as “Guardians of Hijab” for failing to adhere to the headscarf dress code policy, per the outlet. The guard allegedly severely beat the high schooler as she reportedly lay against the subway doors to the point of her losing consciousness, per the outlet. (RELATED: Biden Admin Investigating Official Accused Of Being Iranian Spy After Previously Saying She Was ‘Properly Vetted’)
Armita Geravand, the Iranian girl who was dragged out of a subway car unconscious shortly after entering with her hair uncovered, has been pronounced brain dead, Iran’s state-owned media reported on Sunday. https://t.co/z0b4BfZxlQ
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) October 23, 2023
Surveillance camera footage released by Iranian state media shows the teen entering the station with friends, but then being dragged out of the train by multiple people onto a different platform.
The incident of a girl fainting at a subway station in Tehran has sparked a wave of misinformation by anti-Iran outlets.
In response, the Tehran subway company has made public all the CCTV footage, from when the girl entered the station until she was transported to hospital. pic.twitter.com/pFWQ6WnE3E
— Press TV (@PressTV) October 5, 2023
Geravand’s parents maintained that she was not beaten, but instead she faced a medical emergency pertaining to a drop in blood pressure, supposedly causing her to hit her head on the subway.