Iranian security forces opened fire on people who gathered for a mourning ceremony on the 40th day of the death of seven anti-government protesters in Iran’s Kurdish-populated city of Javanrud and killed one person on Saturday, Iran International reported.
Many people gathered in Javanrud on Saturday morning, carrying anti-government signs for the 40th-day mourning ceremony, which was held according to Iranian traditions.
The mourning ceremony was for the seven protesters killed by security forces during the protests in Javanrud on 20 and 21 November.
A 22-year-old Kurdish man, Burhan Eliasi, died as the security forces opened fire on the crowd gathered for the ceremony.
From 19 to 21 November, Iranian security forces killed at least 15 civilians while suppressing protests in Kurdish-populated regions in Iran’s west, known as Rojhilat.
Iran’s Kurdish cities have been at the forefront of the nationwide protests that were sparked after 22-year-old Jîna (Mahsa) Amini died in hospital following her arrest by the country’s morality police for disobeying the hijab rules.