Iranian law enforcement officers killed another teenager by targeting a car on Monday.
Activist network 1500 Tasvir reported that 17-year-old Mehrdad Malek was killed on Monday evening when police patrol officers shot him in his friend’s car in the Datshtabi area of Qazvin province, about 200 km west of Tehran.
“As Mehrdad and his friend were going home, the police got suspicious and started chasing them,” said 1500 Tasvir, adding that the patrol officers started shooting at the vehicle without warning when their vehicle got stuck in the mud during the chase. Mehrdad died at the scene when one of the bullets hit him.
Iran International released footage from the funeral of 17-year-old Mehrdad Malek on Wednesday.
Security forces have been increasing the use of violence against Iranian people since the protests after the death of Kurdish woman Jina (Mahsa) Amini in police custody in mid-September began. The Oslo-based Iran Human Rights Organisation (IHR) says at least 476 people including 64 children and 34 women, have been killed by security forces. IHR continues to say that the actual numbers are almost certainly much higher than what they have confirmed.