Kermanshah province: Civilian Shot and Killed by Law Enforcement in Dalahu

A civilian was shot dead by law enforcement forces in Dalahu. According HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kordpa, Sohbat Samadi Nasab died in Taleghani hospital on May 4, 2021 from injuries sustained from the firing.

According to the report,  the military forces shot Mr. Samadi Nasab directly on suspicion of “carrying contraband “, without any prior notice, on April 26, 2021. He was transferred to Taleghani hospital in Kermanshah for treatment and died the following week.

Military and security forces have a long history of shooting citizens without evidence, often fatally. Article 7 of the Law on the Use of Firearms by Officials at necessary cases states: “officers subject to this law, when using a firearm, should target the leg, as much as possible and be vigilant their actions will not cause death and assure to not harm third parties who are not involved in the incident.”

The note to this article also states that “the care for the injured is the responsibility of law enforcement officers and injured must be taken to medical centers as fast as possible”.

Citizen Drowns in Banar River After Being Chased by Military Forces

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kordpa, on May 9, 2021, a citizen from Margavar Rural District in Urmia fell into the Banar River and drowned after being chased by military forces.

Mr. Parviz Jabbari, 31 years old, was the son of Abdullah and a resident of Mansurabad village from the Margavar Rural District of Urmia.  A source reports that Jabbari was chased by government soldiers in the Benar-Darreh Valley, on suspicion of carrying smuggled goods.

The informed source added: “After Mr. Jabbari’s body was found and transferred to the village of Mansurabad, the security forces transferred the body to Urmia.”