Iranian police forces killed a Kurd man in Hawraman village, western Iran, in what they said was an “accidental” shooting yesterday. An informed source told Hengaw Organization that the police started shooting without reason at locals in Avroman Village, also known as Hawraman in Kurdish, killing Saadi Rostamzadeh, a local shop owner.
According to state-run ILNA, the Social Deputy of Kurdistan Police confirmed the shooting which killed Saadi Rostamzadeh but said the “incident was unintentional” and would be “investigated.”
The police said they were targeting border porters or kolbars in the shooting, but locals said there were no kolbars in their village.
Rostamzadeh’s body was transferred to Sanandaj in Kurdistan Province. The Hengaw report said angry villagers subsequently attacked the police base, clashing with security forces.
According to social media reports, the regime implemented an internet blackout in the village and security forces opened fire on villagers. There are no reports on the number of casualties if any.
The Iranians regime’s security forces and police have a history of shooting and killing civilians with impunity.
Last week police shot a 29-year-old Kurd father in the head in Baneh, western Iran. Hamed Zahrabi was also killed last week from the severity of wounds in the hospital after police shot him on October 31.
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.