Iranian police killed a 37-year old man in northeastern Iran in the second case of police violence in the past few days.
The man was identified as Mohsen Min Bashi. Mojtaba Zareh, military prosecutor of North Khorasan Province, confirmed the death and said Min Bashi’s family filed a complaint against the shooter on October 25.
Zareh said the forensics department and the judiciary were investigating the murder scene, the CCTV footage, and eye-witness statements.
On Saturday, a video circulating on social media showed two police officers beating a man on the street. The voice on the video says twice that the police shot the man before beating him. According to Zareh, the policemen have been identified.
This is not the first case of Iranian police killing a civilian in the past week. A few days before, Mehrdad Sepehri, a 30-year old man was tortured in public by the police in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. His family said he suffocated from pepper spray on the way to the hospital.
According to Mashhad’s head of Friday Prayers who represents the regime’s Supreme Leader in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iran’s Law Enforcement is the “axis of the state’s power” that implemented the regime’s “principles” and deals with “foreign enemies and harmful internal movements”.
The Iranians regime’s security forces and police have a history of shooting and killing civilians.
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. Iranian security forces carry out these shootings with impunity.
An annual report by a human rights groups said that at least 300 Iranian citizens were directly or indirectly killed or wounded by Iran’s state security forces in 2018.
According to the report, at least 142 reports were published about these incidents which indicate the widespread use of lethal force by Iran’s security forces without due process, which amounts to arbitrary killings.