Tabriz incident follows two weeks after Armita Geravand was assaulted by Hijab Guards in Tehran
Exactly two weeks after Armita Geravand was brutalized by Hijab Guards in a metro station in Tehran, a young woman in Tabriz was badly beaten by security forces and taken to an undisclosed location.
Sunday, October 15, 2023, a young woman in Tabriz was shopping at a pastry shop without covering her hair. According to social media reports, she was assaulted and shoved by security forces such that they hurt her leg.
A video clip shows the young woman sitting on the ground, crying, and shouting, “Death to Khamenei,” and “Death to the Dictator.”
Eyewitnesses said security forces assaulted her again and beat her so much that she went unconscious. Then, they took her by ambulance to an undisclosed location. Reports say she has been taken to a mental hospital, others say she is in the hands of the Department of Intelligence.
On the other hand, Armita Geravand is still in a coma and hospitalized in the ICU at Tehran’s Fajr Hospital. Last Wednesday, it was reported that her vital signs had deteriorated, but she still has vital signs. She was shoved to the ground by Hijab Guards in the metro station and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, after which she went into a coma and has not come back since.
In the meantime, female students have received similar letters, warning them that since they did not observe the dress code, security forces and plainclothes agents roaming on university campuses would deal with them.
At least 20 young women, students of Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaii University, received similar letters with the university’s letterhead, but without the letter’s date or number. The letters warn female students that if they did not observe the new dress regulations, they would experience disruption of their education.
On Saturday, October 14, security patrols roaming on the campus of Amir Kabir University gave warnings to students, for boys and girls sitting next to one another, wearing un-Islamic dress, short pants, and unbuttoned coats, as well as having piercings.