Azar Mirzapour Zahabi, born in 1969 and widowed mother of 4, was walking back home from a clinic where she worked as a nurse in Karaj. In the midst of November 2019 protests, IRGC forces attacked the crowd and shot her in the heart. She died minutes later.
Right before heading home, Azar called her son and told him that she was going to arrive soon. Then, there was no news of her.
Azar’s sister and children looked for her everywhere until they traced her to Kowthar Hospital.
Azar Mirzapour’s sister said: In her death certificate, it was indicated that the reason for Azar’s death was “being shot in the heart.”
Azar Mirzapour was one of the 400 women and 1,500 martyrs who were ruthlessly massacred by the Iranian regime’s security forces during Iran protests in November 2019.
At least 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of protests in November 2019 all across Iran. The toll included at least 29 teenagers and about 400 women.
In a December 2019 report, Reuters said Iranian interior ministry officials also stated that 1,500 protesters were killed during the three to four days of protests across the country. According to the report, Khamenei gathered his top security and government officials together, and issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them.
Iranian officials denied Reuters’ death toll and after seven months, implied that about 200 to 225 people were killed.
At least 4,000 protesters were arrested during the November 2019 protests and many of them were sentenced to heavy prison terms and even death.