Islamic Republic of Iran: Government forces kill 9-year-old boy, death toll among minors reaches 57


“Prepare for them all you can of strength and of warhorses, so that with them you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy…” (Quran 8:60)

Terror is the only tool in the mullahs’ toolbox. If it doesn’t work, they’re finished.

“Iran protests: 9-year-old boy shot dead; Death toll among children reaches 57”, by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, News 18, November 19, 2022:

The death of dozens of children involved in protests against the authorities in Iran has sparked anger in the West Asian nation. On Friday, mourners gathered at the funeral of a 9-year-old Iranian boy shot during one of the protests over the death of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The protests in Iran are being led by young people and many school and university students have attended the protests. Several teenagers have been shot dead and many of these young protesters faced police brutality during protests that have lasted for more than a month….

Human rights groups in Iran said that of the 381 protesters, 57 were minors. The death of the minor has added to the fire, since the authorities find it difficult to suppress the protests.

On Friday, thousands attended the funeral of nine-year-old Kian Pirfalak, who died on Wednesday during a protest in the southwestern Iranian city of Izeh.

Kian was not participating in the protest, but was inside the car with his father when they were met by a large crowd and a strong police force deployed to contain them. The mother said police personnel fired bullets into the car, wounding her husband and killing her son.

Mourners chanted “Death to Khamenei” during the funeral…

The government said seven people were killed in Izeh and attributed Kian’s death to a terrorist attack. They claim two gunmen on motorcycles attacked security forces with Kalashnikov rifles, according to the Wall Street Journal report.

Kian’s mother denies it and blames the police for killing her son….

The use of force in the remote provinces of Iran has affected the ethnic minorities living there and has also affected minors. In Zahedan, in eastern Iran, at least 10 minors were killed on September 30 when security personnel fired indiscriminately into a crowd.


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