She died after “intensive medical treatment and 28 days of hospitalization,” AFP reported, quoting the Borna news agency. Her fatherhis daughter had “no no hope of recovery,” after being declared “likely brain-dead.”
Conflicting reports around the incident have surfaced, with Iranian officials saying a medical incident caused the teen’s collapse and subsequent coma. Her parents said that she had not been beaten, and said their daughter had a suddenthat caused her to fall and hit her head against the metro doors. Meanwhile, friends and witnesses told a different story.
Human rights groups have called for an independent media investigation into the incident. The government has cracked down on media coverage, and Iranian journalist Maryam Lotfi was briefly detained after going to Fajr Hospital to report on Geravand’s condition, according to her Shargh newspaper.
High school student Geravand was on the metro with two friends on Oct. 1 when witnesses said she was approached by afrom a local force called Guardians of Hijab for flaunting the Islamic Republic’s strict female dress code.
The guard is said to have beaten and pushed the teen against the subway car doors, knocking her unconscious. Blurry surveillance footage taken from that day shows Geravand boarding a subway car with her two friends, and soon, those friends and two other women dragging her out of the car onto another platform.
In 2022, a 22-year-old woman named Mahsa Amini died in the custody of‘s Morality Police. Iranian officials said she died of a heart attack, but her she was fatally beaten by the police after being arrested for wearing her mandatory hijab head covering incorrectly.
Amini’s death sent shockwaves across the country, triggering an unprecedented wave of anti-government. The demonstrations spread quickly, largely driven by demanding basic rights. They made the refrain “Women, Life, Freedom” echo around the world.
AFP contributed reporting
Thanks for reading CBS NEWS.
Create your free account or log in
for more features.
Original News : https://www.cbsnews.com/news/armita-geravand-iranian-teen-died/