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.”