On Tuesday, November 23, a soldier who was serving in NAJA committed suicide with a firearm.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna News, the soldier has been identified as Saman Dashti.
“Saman was working in the kitchen and his service in the army had already ended. He was just waiting for the signature of the base commander to leave, ” one of his friends commented. “He seemed very happy that he could see his mother. Unfortunately, on that day, he took the gun of a guard and shot himself.”
According to the regime’s laws, every male citizen above 18 years old is obliged to serve at least two years in the army. The conscripts, however, are allowed to buy off the military obligation, the amount of which is proportionate to the conscript’s education level. These regulations have brought about injustice and discrimination against poor young men who cannot afford to buy off their military service.
According to this report, the reason for Dashti’s suicide are still unknown and the investigation is underway.