Iran says girl who collapsed on Tehran metro is ‘brain dead’
Iranian teenager Armita Geravand, 16, who fell into a coma after an alleged altercation with morality police is now considered to be “brain dead,” state media say.
Geravand collapsed after boarding a Tehran metro train on 1 October.
Activists say morality police assaulted her for not wearing a hijab but authorities say she fainted.
The 16-year-old is being treated at Tehran’s Fajr Hospital under tight security.
The case is similar to that of Mahsa Amini – a young woman who died in custody in September 2022 after being detained by morality police in Tehran for allegedly wearing her hijab “improperly.”