Terrifying moment hundreds of men swarm around lone girl, 17, and attack her for ‘dressing immodestly and distracting riders’ at a motorcycle event in Iraq
- The girl attempts to escape the angry mob as they kick her and call her a ‘b****’
- A man accompanying the girl was reportedly stabbed while trying to protect her
- Sixteen men arrested by Sulaymaniyah police in connection with the incident
Shocking footage has emerged of a teenage girl being attacked by a crowd of men for dressing ‘immodestly’ at a motorcycle event in Iraq.
The 17-year-old girl was targeted by a male mob who accused her of distracting attention from riders at a motorcycle racing event in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.
Video filmed and shared by a racegoer in Sulaymaniyah showed the teenager attempting to walk away from the area before being forced to run as a crowd of men pursued her screaming: ‘B****’.
The girl, who is an Iranian national, was wearing a black vest top with a cardigan and a skirt.
Shocking footage shows a girl holding a tissue to her face while fleeing from a large mob of boys and men who attacked her for dressing ‘immodestly’ at a motorcycle event in Iraq
One man is seen kicking her as she falls on to a parked car, while others surround her at the event in Sulaymaniyah
She is seen holding a tissue to her face while walking away from the large mob of men and boys who continue to shout and record her on their phones.
Other videos posted on TikTok showed her being surrounded by bikers on the track as spectators cheer them on.
One man is seen kicking her as she falls on to a parked car, while others surround her.
The site is said to be a famous spot for racing events that often have female participants, and the girl, identified as L Tehrani, is reportedly a regular at the track.
Sixteen men have been arrested by Sulaymaniyah police in connection with the incident and multiple weapons were recovered
Hundreds of men and boys chased after the 17-year-old as she ran away to escape them
The teenager, identified as L Tehrani, was accused of dressing ‘immodestly’ for wearing a black vest top with a cardigan and a skirt
Men at this specific event, on December 30, demanded that women be excluded, according to a report by Kurdistan’s Draw Media.
The girl was accompanied a male friend, named as A Khanaq, who tried to intervene and escort her to safety.
But he was beaten and stabbed by the crowd, according to a report in The National News.
Sixteen men have been arrested by Sulaymaniyah police in connection with the incident and multiple knives and swords were also recovered from the suspects’ possession.
The incident comes as female demonstrators in neighbouring Iran continue to tear off their hijabs, cut off their hair and battle officers in protest after a young woman died in police custody having been arrested for not wearing the veil.
Just days ago an Iranian woman was jailed for ten years for ‘encouraging prostitution’ after she removed her headscarf at a protest last year.