Three women have been arrested for allegedly physically assaulting a hijab enforcer in an incident in the Tehran Metro.

According to Abbas Karami-Rad, the head of the Tehran Metro Police, the incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when one woman approached three others to admonish them regarding their hijabs.

He stated that the situation escalated, leading to the three women “attacking her and physically assaulting her.” Subsequently, the three women were taken into custody.

Karami-Rad explained that metro staff, who observed the altercation through surveillance cameras, promptly reported the incident to the law enforcement officer at the station, leading to the arrest of three women.

The incident has stirred negative reactions on social media, particularly in the wake of the tragic death of Armita Geravand, a 16-year-old student, who lost her life due to a violent confrontation with a hijab enforcer in the metro, and authorities deleted all traces of evidence from CCTV footage.

Amir Kalhor, a journalist, took to social media to question the circumstances of the arrests, remarking, “How did they find out? Through the cameras that have operators sitting behind them. After the Armita Geravand incident, there was no news of cameras and operators, and in some cases, the existence of cameras in the metro was denied.”

Geravand was the latest victim of the repressive policies of the Islamic Republic, falling into a coma after an altercation with hijab enforcers.

Source » iranintl