Status: 03.10.2023, 21:36 p.m.
The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran flies in Berlin: In the country, there was allegedly an incident with moral guardians. © Monika Skolimowska/dpa
It is reminiscent of the case of the Iranian Kurdish Jina Mahsa Amini: a young woman is in hospital after a clash with the morality police in the Tehran subway.
Tehran - In Iran, a 16-year-old schoolgirl has been hospitalized after an incident in the Tehran subway. Human rights organizations such as the Norway-based organization "Hengaw" spoke of an incident with the notorious moral guardians in the country. The trigger is said to have been a violation of the headscarf requirement. Armita Garawand is in a coma.
According to local media, the student was taken to hospital on Sunday after fainting on the subway. The girl had lost her balance due to a drop in blood pressure and was then hit with her head against the train edge, it said. Her friends then carried her out of the subway car and called the emergency services.
Video footage from the metro station published by the state news agency Irna is said to show the incident. It shows a group of women wearing a headscarf, entering a subway car and carrying a fainting person out just a few seconds later.
A journalist was temporarily arrested on the way to the hospital, the daily newspaper "Sharg" reported. She wanted to inquire about the state of health of the young people.
On social media, users wrote that they were reminded of the case of the Iranian Kurdish Jina Mahsa Amini. The 22-year-old had fallen into a coma and subsequently died after being arrested by the morality police for allegedly violating the Islamic dress code. Dpa