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Iranian Teen Assaulted by Morality Police for Not Wearing Headscarf Dies of Injuries

HeadlineOct 30, 2023

In Iran, a 16-year-old girl has died weeks after she was reportedly assaulted by Iran’s morality police for not wearing a headscarf. Armita Geravand was hospitalized with brain injuries and fell into a coma after witnesses said she was beaten by officers in a Tehran subway station earlier this month. Amnesty International has called on the Iranian government to launch an independent investigation into Geravand’s death, which comes about a year after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in custody of the morality police.

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