A 16-year-old Iranian girl is in a coma after being allegedly attacked by the country’s moral police, who wanted to detain her for not wearing a veil. The attack occurred in the Tehran metro last Sunday, when the young woman, called Armita Garavandwas detained by a group of police, according to the human rights group Hengaw.
The organization published a video from the station’s security cameras, where you can see a group of people taking Garawand out of the carwho at that moment is unconscious. The rights group claims that the young woman was beaten and has fallen into a coma due to the injuries suffered. Iranian authorities deny that she was attacked and they claim that the minor “fainted” due to low blood pressure.
Activists distrust the official version because the Iranian authorities used the same argument after the hospitalization of Mahsa Jina Amini, the young woman detained a year ago for not wearing the veil correctly and whose death sparked massive protests against the regime in all the cities of the country. .
The metropolitan authority of Tehran even published some images from the edited security cameras, which omit the moment of the young woman’s arrest and only show when she is rescued after fainting.
The rights organization Hengaw published an image of Garawand in the hospital, showing the minor with her head and neck bandaged and with a feeding tube. Farzad Seifikaran, one of the organization’s main activists, stated that the morality police pushed the young woman during his detention, He fell and hit his head hard.