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Iran – 21-year-old shot for tearing down poster

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es. Vienna, 25/10/22

BBC Persian service reports that Iranian security forces shot dead a 21-year-old man during protests in the city of Amol last month, according to a source close to his family:

Erfan – family told to say his death caused by protesters

“Erfan Rezaei was filmed tearing down a government poster showing the supreme leader shortly before he was killed on 21 September, the source said.
He was shot in the shoulder and back by a pistol at close range, they added.
Officials have not commented, but the source said his family was under pressure to say protesters killed him.

“Anti-government protests have engulfed Iran since the death in custody six weeks ago of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was detained by the morality police for allegedly wearing her hijab, or headscarf, “improperly”.
Iran’s Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) estimates that 248 protesters, including 33 children, have been killed by security forces.”

CNN reported:

“The beheading of a 17-year-old girl​,​ allegedly by her husband​, in ​western Iran’s Khuzestan province last week has once again raised concern over ​the country’s laws around murder and gender-based violence.”

 

 

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