Falling into Coma Over Hijab: The Heartbreaking Story of Armita Geravand
Falling into Coma Over Hijab: The Heartbreaking Story of Armita Geravand

Tehran: A tragic incident involving a 16-year-old Iranian girl, Armita Geravand, has stirred emotions and controversy in Iran. Armita, who had been hospitalized and in a coma for several weeks, has sadly passed away, as reported by Iran's official news agency, IRNA.

The young girl's ordeal began on Tehran's Metro when she was found not wearing a headscarf, a violation of the country's hijab law. Following an alleged encounter with officers over this issue, Armita Geravand fell into a coma on October 1. Subsequently, she was pronounced brain-dead. The incident garnered widespread attention and debate, both within Iran and internationally. It highlights the contentious and sensitive issue of the enforcement of dress codes, particularly the hijab, in Iran.

CCTV footage released by IRNA news agency revealed the harrowing moments of the incident. It showed Armita being removed from the train by her female companions shortly after entering. The Tehran Times reported that, apart from her friends, a female adult, later identified as a nurse, came to Armita's aid as she lay unresponsive on the ground. Meanwhile, other passengers rushed to their destination.

The tragic outcome of Armita Geravand's ordeal has sparked discussions about the enforcement of such laws and their impact on the lives of individuals in Iran. It also serves as a somber reminder of the complexities and challenges surrounding issues of personal freedom, cultural norms, and the law within the country.

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