Borhan Mansournia was shot by a bullet during the nationwide protests in the city of Kermanshah on November 16, 2019.
The bullet struck the 28-year-old veterinarian in the back, pierced his stomach and exited the front of his body. He died in a hospital 48 hours later.
But his death certificate stated that he died from internal bleeding without any mention of being hit by a bullet.
Borhan Mansournia was one of the few people who lived to explain what happened to him during the protests. He was able to describe everything to his family.
Although his family members were intimidated into silence, his friends and relatives have revealed everything to the media.
Borhan’s parents had to sign a pledge saying that they would not give interviews or talk to anyone about how their son had been shot. The authorities also pressured the family to claim his as state martyr.
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.