A 23-year-old Kurdish man named Vahed Ghaderi, a citizen of Saqqez, was killed as a result of a direct shooting by agents of the IRGC Intelligence in Saqqez-Marivan Road on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
The IRGC intelligence agents chased the young man, who was a freelance merchant, at 3 a.m. on Sunday, October 22. Vahed Ghaderi was consequently shot in the head and neck near the village of Hasan Salaran and killed at the hands of the IRGC Intelligence agents. During this deadly attack, Mr. Ghaderi’s car overturned, and another citizen was also injured.
According to an informed source, the IRGC Intelligence has reportedly put pressure on the family of this young man, warning them against disclosing the news of their son’s murder to the media. The agents have allegedly instructed the family to declare the reason for their son’s death as “the overturning of the car because of driving in abnormal conditions.”
Initially, the security forces refused to hand over the body of Vahed Ghaderi to his family, but they eventually did so on Monday, October 23. The funeral ceremony for Vahed Ghaderi was also held on the same day.
According to reports received by the Iran Human Rights Monitor (IranHRM), eyewitnesses present at the funeral ceremony said that they had seen severe gunshot wounds to the head and neck of Vahed Ghaderi. They saw several bullets completely penetrating his head and neck. More bullet wounds were also found on his body.