Another woman has been hospitalized after a confrontation with security personnel at the University of Tehran for defying mandatory hijab.
The incident occurred at the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources on Monday, but as of Wednesday, there is no available information regarding her current condition, as reported by the Students Trade Unions Council.
The incident echoes a disturbing trend, with a teenage girl still in a coma following a similar encounter with hijab enforcers, reminiscent of the night when Mahsa Amini lost her life.
On Sunday, Armita Geravand lost consciousness when her head struck a pole, during a dispute over her hijab with enforcers who pushed her against a subway car pole in Tehran. A photo of her in a coma at Fajr Hospital’s intensive care unit was shared by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights.
The regime has stationed hijab police at all subway stations in Tehran as part of intensified hijab enforcement, which has become increasingly stringent since last September when 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died in police custody, sparking the Women, Life, Freedom protests.
In response to Armita’s situation, Annalena Baerbock, the German Foreign Minister, expressed her distress on X, stating, “It’s unbearable.”
Schon wieder kämpft eine junge Frau in #Iran um ihr Leben. Allein, weil sie in der U-Bahn ihre Haare gezeigt hat. Es ist unerträglich. Die Eltern von #ArmitaGarawand gehören nicht vor Kameras gezogen, sondern haben das Recht, am Krankenbett ihrer Tochter zu sein.
— Außenministerin Annalena Baerbock (@ABaerbock) October 4, 2023
Iranian authorities are handling the situation in a manner similar to Mahsa Amini’s case. They arrested a journalist attempting to report on Geravand’s situation and aired a video of her parents at the hospital, describing the incident as an accident.
Member of the European Parliament Hannah Neumann has also urged the EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell to reconsider its policy towards the Iranian regime, stating, ” another young woman beaten into coma for not wearing her Hijab properly.”
Source » iranintl