A fourteen-year-old Iranian girl was killed last week by Iranian security forces when they found a ripped photo of former Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in her schoolbook, according to local reports.
Parmis Hamnava, a student in Iranshahr in the Sistan and Baluchestan province, was beaten by Iranian security forces who were searching the books of the students. She later reportedly died at a hospital.
This is the definition of evil: an Iranian girl in middle school, Parmis Hamnava, was reportedly beaten to death after #Iran's regime's police found a torn-up photo of Khomeini in her schoolbooks. #MahsaAmini https://t.co/DbOO23W5XC pic.twitter.com/mm7aBnPQuU
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) October 31, 2022
According to The Daily Mail, textbooks in Iran will frequently contain the photo and a quote from the founder of the Iranian regime.
“Security guards stormed the school last Tuesday and searched the books of all the students, she had ripped pictures of Khomeini, for this crime, and they started beating her in front of other students,” the news agency Haalvsh was informed. “Her nose was bleeding badly, and she was taken to a hospital … She died on Wednesday and was taken to Zahedan for burial.”
Protests have erupted in fury since the suspicious death of Mahsa Amini after her detention by Iranian forces in September. In mid-September, Amini, 22, was visiting Iran’s capital, Tehran. She was forced into a van run by the Gasht e Ershad, which enforces the Iranian regime’s dress code. Then she was taken to the “Vozara detention center.” She died in mysterious circumstances, prompting opponents of the regime, who aver that police often treat violators of the dress code brutally, to contend that the young girl was murdered, as TIME reported.
The hospital where Amini was taken briefly announced that she was declared brain-dead when she arrived at the hospital while the Iranian government has insisted that she suffered from a pre-existing condition. But Amini’s family countered the government, asserting that she did not suffer from a pre-existing condition.
In reference to what happened to Amini, leading Iranian dissident Masih Alinejad told CNN: “Let me tell you something, Mahsa’s family members, they risked their lives and they tell journalists outside of Iran that Mahsa was beaten by the morality police. It is clear for all Iranians that she was murdered.”
Responding to CNN’s Jake Tapper asking her if she had any faith that anyone would be held for Amini’s death since the interior ministry and Tehran’s prosecutors said they were launching an investigation, she scoffed, “This is ridiculous. They actually are asking another killer to do an investigation about another organization who killed Mahsa.”
On October 13, Iranian government agents reportedly raided the Shahed High School in Ardabil. At least 10 girls were injured; 15-year-old Asra Panahi died later from internal injuries.
Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, warned last week, “We tell the youth and those who were deceived that today is the last day of the riots, and that they should not go to the streets again.”
But students rallied across Iran over the weekend.