IRGC kill Kurd man in his home in northwestern Iran

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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) killed an Iranian Kurd man on April 14 in his home in a village in Maku, northwestern Iran, a Kurdish human rights group said today.

Hengaw Organization identified the man as 40-year-old Ahmad Arsan, who was a taxi-driver.

The report said the IRGC forces surrounded his home and opened a barrage of bullets with light and semi-heavy guns.

Eyewitnesses said IRGC forces wrapped his severely wounded body in a blanket and took him away. After two days the IRGC announced he had passed away.

“The IRGC forces claimed the man had clashed with their forces despite the fact that he did not have any guns or knives with him,” an informed source said.

The source told the human rights group that the IRGC threatened his family and forced them to hold a wake for Ahmad Arsan without giving them any explanations or handing over his body to his family.

According to Kurdpa, a Kurdish news website, security and judiciary institutions have yet to give a clear response on what actually took place and why.

The report also said Ahmad’s 16-year-old nephew, Shahram Arsan and another man identified as Ali who had managed to escape the house when the shooting took place were detained. Shahram who was arrested for “disclosing” the details of the shooting, was released on bail after a week of interrogations. There is no news on Ali’s whereabouts.

The Iranian regime’s security forces and police have a history of shooting and killing civilians with impunity. There are almost daily reports of police and border guards opening fire on Kurd border porters in western Iran and civilians carrying fuel in southeastern Iran.

An annual report by a human rights group said that at least 204 Iranian citizens were directly or indirectly killed or wounded by Iran’s state security forces in 2020.According to the report, at least 74 citizens were killed, including 36 kolbars, 5 fuel carriers and 33 other citizens. The 2020 arbitrary shootings injured at least 130 people.

Source » irannewswire

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