Armita Geravand, the 16-year-old attacked in Iran for not wearing a veil, has died

The girl died after a month in a coma, the activists reported

She’s dead Armita Geravand, the girl hospitalized since the beginning of the month after allegedly being attacked on the subway in Tehran
by officers of the morality police on the accusation of not wearing the veil. The news of the death of 16-year-old Armita, who was in a coma, comes from the Iranian agency IRNA. According to the official version, the young woman had a sudden drop in blood pressure while she was on the Shohada metro station platform.

Iranian media have released images from surveillance cameras in which several people can be seen dragging the girl out of a subway car “after having had a drop in blood pressure”, but there are no images of the previous moments, which is why various NGOs , like Iran Human Rights (IHR), suspect that the authorities do not want to reveal what happened.

In recent days, activists from the NGO Hengaw and radio Zamaneh had accused the Iranian moral police of having reduced the girl, originally from the Kurdish-majority province of Kermnshah, into a coma for not wearing the veil, of having pushed her after she had climbed on the subway train without a veil, only to end up hitting her head against an iron pole.

Armita’s case is reminiscent of that of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who was stopped in Tehran and then died in September last year after being arrested on charges of not wearing the veil correctly.