Gianluca Costantini
Political Comics

Armita Garawand

The hospitalisation of a 16-year-old girl in Tehran has led to accusations by a rights group and activists that she was beaten into a coma by Iran’s feared “morality police”, putting the country back on edge a year after mass protests erupted over the treatment of women.

Footage of the incident showed a girl being carried off a train by other girls at a metro station and placed on the platform, where she stays still, apparently unconscious.

According to Hengaw, an exiled human rights organisation, Armita Garawand sustained a “severe physical assault” by the “morality police” for not complying with national rules on the hijab. Continue


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