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Iran teen allegedly beaten by morality police over hijab law, dragged off train ‘brain dead,’ state media says

Iranian state media is reporting that a 16-year-old girl dragged off a train car after morality police allegedly attacked her for violating the Islamic nation’s hijab law is now “brain dead.” 

Iranian officials, however, have disputed what happened after Armita Geravand boarded a train at the Meydan-E Shohada, or Martyrs’ Square, Metro station in southern Tehran without the headscarf Oct. 1. Soundless security footage aired by state TV showed women dragging the teen’s limp body off the train car a few seconds later. 

However, in the video, a conductor blocked part of the view of the train car doorway, and Geravand is soon seen carried off. A friend told state TV that Geravand hit her head on the platform, and her mother and father said in an aired interview – which many activists say was likely filmed under duress – that a blood pressure issue caused their daughter to collapse. 

Activists abroad have alleged Geravand may have been pushed or attacked by morality police because she was not wearing the hijab, according to The Associated Press. 

Shargh, a reformist newspaper, helped lead reporting surrounding Amini’s death as well.

Last month, the Iranian government implemented an updated hijab law, adding lengthy prison sentences for violators. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Danielle Wallace is a reporter for Fox News Digital covering politics, crime, police and more. Story tips can be sent to danielle.wallace@fox.com and on Twitter: @danimwallace. 

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