Security forces arbitrarily killed three men in Sistan and Baluchistan province, southeastern Iran.
According to the Human Rights News Agency, a man identified as Saddam Souri Zehi from a small town of Tohid Abad around Khash city was killed at the border of Mashkid close to the city of Saravan, on Monday, December 14. Unable to find a suitable job, Souri, who had recently married was using his motorcycle to transfer fuel to Pakistan.
An informed source said, “Saddam was carrying 2 gallons of gas with his motorcycle when he was shot in the head by the forces of the Rutak Base.” Locals came to his aid and tried to transferr him to the hospital. But he could not make it and died on the way to the hospital.
“Souri’s family filed a complaint against security forces but they denied the shooting,” the source added.
Also on Sunday December 13 security forces killed two other citizens in Espakeh village, in the same Province. The two men were identified as Shahram Vidadi, and Faramarz Baluch Lashari. An informed source said security forces pursued their car and shot Shahram. Shahram was hit in the neck and lost control of the car while driving and crashed into a Nissan truck. The report said security forces left the scene without aiding the injured men. Shahram’s body was handed over to his family yesterday.
The report did not specify how the third man died but it would seem he was the driver of the Nissan truck.
Iranian security forces and police have a history of killing civilians with impunity. Security forces routinely open fire on civilians in Sistan and Baluchestan in southeastern Iran and Kurd border porters in western Iran, killing and wounding them.