Citizen Killed in Unrestrained Shooting by Military Forces

On March 22, 2023, military forces shot dead Behzad Azizi, a resident of Baneh.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, on March 22, 2023, a man identified as Behzad Azizi was killed in a direct shooting by military forces.

Azizi reportedly took some Kolbars to border areas in Baneh County in his vehicle. He was killed by military forces while driving back.

According to HRANA annual report, in 2022, 845 people were shot by military forces. At least 571 of the victims lost their life. This includes 22 kolbars, 9 fuel carriers, and 540 civilians. 274 people were injured by military forces open fire, including 134 kolbars, 128 civilians, and 12 fuel carriers.