Iran back in the spotlight
Almost a month after the first anniversary of the death of Irani woman Mahsa Amini (#SquizShortcut), rights activists have accused Iran’s morality police of beating a teenage girl into a coma for not wearing a hijab. CCTV footage shows 16yo Armita Geravand walking onto a Tehran metro train with uncovered hair. Moments later, she is shown being carried unconscious from the train by passengers. In a video released by state media, Geravand’s parents say their daughter fainted, but human rights advocates say she was subjected to “a severe physical assault” by authorities, and an unverified image shows her in critical condition in hospital… There are striking similarities to Amini’s death last year, which sparked protests that were said to be the biggest threat to the ruling regime since it took control of Iran in 1979.
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