Iran: Young man Shot, killed by intelligence agents

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A young man identified as Sajjad Rashidi was shot and killed before his family during an intelligence agents-involved shooting in Andimeshk in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.

The fatal shooting by intelligence agents occurred around 6:00 p.m. on February 5, after Sajjad Rashidi resisted against the forces who raided their residence to arrest his brother.

It is said Mr. Rashidi’s brother is a social media activist who has managed a group affiliated with opposition groups.

Sajjad Rashidi was a father of a new born baby.

This is not the first time that Iran’s security forces or intelligence agents resort to brute force in apprehending people.

In yet another case a man identified as Seyed Ibrahim Rasouli was shot dead on January 18, 2018, in an assault by state forces in Eqlid, in Fars Province.

According to eyewitnesses, Seyed Ibrahim Rasouli was shot after he defended himself against the state security forces who intended to forcibly enter his house. The clashes between the man and state forces lasted over 10 hours.

Khosrow Razmjouee, the commander of the State Security Force of Eqlid, called Ibrahim a “hoodlum” and while clinging to a list of drugs that falsely claimed to have found in Ibrahim ‘s home, he claimed that he had committed suicide, according to the state-run Young Reporters Club, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards.

 

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