Narges Mohammadi: Our Armita was sent to the brink of death because of her beautiful hair
“Armita Geravand, full of the enthusiasm of life, was sent to the brink of death because of her beautiful hair, which she had no intention of hiding with 'mandatory hijab’,”Narges Mohammadi wrote on Instagram.
News Center- 16-year-old Armita Garawand, who was hospitalized after being physically attacked by Iran’s morality police officers at Tehran Metro on October 1 for not complying with the compulsory “hijab”, died at Fajr Hospital on Saturday. Her family was not allowed to bury their daughter in her hometown Kermanshah. On Sunday, she was buried in the Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery in Tehran under blockade.
“Armita Geravand was sent to the brink of death because of her beautiful hair”
Narges Mohammadi, Iranian human rights activist and vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) expressed her condolences on Instagram regarding the death of Armita Geravand.
“Geravand, full of the enthusiasm of life, was sent to the brink of death because of her beautiful hair, which she had no intention of hiding with ‘Mandatory Hijab.’ No independent reporter was allowed to enter the hospital, only active reporters affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting & TV, and the News websites that belonged to the Revolutionary Guard.”
‘Her death was announced by the government news agency’
In her post, Narges Mohammadi emphasized that metro camera footage was cut and edited and said, “Families, students, and school teachers came under control. The news of her death was not announced by her family but by the government news agency, and the time of her death was not determined by the signs of the girl's life but by the deceptive policies of the government. The government will also force the location of her burial.
“The news of Armita Geravand's murder, manipulated by security services , concealed under the rubble, filled with deceit, and government lies, was like a small sound amidst many louder voices in the midst of the casualties in the Middle East war. It was a fire that sought to extinguish the flames of Mahsa, Nika, Sarina, Ghazaleh, and others, caused by the religious, dictatorial woman-hating government.
“Our Armita Geravand, got killed with more innocence than the innocence of the boys and girls who lost their lives to bullets. The government's security claws hit this "crime" so hard that the "truth" was buried under a mound of threats and government deception. When the "truth" is buried and the defenseless victim, crying out for not "justice" but not even for "pain," death is the least of human "pain" and "suffering." Pain is, in reality, the lie, deceit, and deception of the Islamic republic government.”
I will never forget the innocent death of Armita Geravand, and I will not Tolerate the "Mandatory Hijab" anymore in her memory.