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Iranian Security Forces Kill Defenseless Civilian in Southeast Iran

By Poorang Novak

On Monday, June 24, Iranian police forces in Jalgh, southeast Iran, open fired and killed an unarmed citizen before ransacking his home. The victim, Zaman Malek Mohammadi, a member of the Iranian Baluchi minority, was shot dead by police forces in the city of Jalgh, southeast of Iran.

According to an informed source: “On Monday night, while Malek Mohammadi was at a friend’s house, police forces from the sheriff's office surrounded the house. Malek Mohammadi's friend asked the police to present their warrant to enter his home, but in response the police started beating him without producing a warrant."

According to the same source, Malek Mohammadi exited the house and was shot by the police. Then, while Malek Mohammadi was wounded, the police started searching the house. Even though they found nothing, the police took Malek Mohammadi to the police station.

“After hours of detention, the police decided to transfer Malek Mohammadi to hospital, but he died before reaching the hospital. It is said that Shahrokhi, the sheriff of Jalgh, is trying to put together a scenario to present Malek Mohammadi as a criminal," the report writes.

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