One man was killed, and another was injured in a police shooting yesterday in Kermanshah western Iran.

According to the Hengaw Organization website, the men were identified as 25-year-old Sirvan Mohammadi and 70-year-old Ali Ahmadi. They were both injured and taken to the hospital but Sirvan died due to the severity of his wounds. Both men were followers of the Yarsani religious minority group, banned by the Iranian regime.

The report said the shooting started when police intervened in a local clash.

This is the fourth police shooting against ordinary civilians in March.

Last week, police opened fire on a car in Rask County, southeastern Iran, wounding a woman and killing a minor. The minor was identified as Younes Yazdanshenas who was with his aunt, Nour Bibi. An informed source said the two were going for medical errands when the police opened fire on them after they passed a checkpoint. The source added that both were transferred to the Chabahar hospital but Younes died due to the severity of his wounds and blood loss.

In early March, police opened fire on Baluch citizens in the southeastern cities of Minab and Mirjaveh. A father and son identified as Mazar and Attallah Gazouie were killed in Mirjaveh. In Minab, a fuel carrier identified as Ahmad Qasemi was killed.

Iranian police and security forces carry out these shootings with impunity. An annual report by a human rights groups said that at least 204 Iranian citizens were directly or indirectly killed or wounded by Iran’s state security forces in 2020, of which 74 lost their lives.

Source » irannewswire