A young man died at the hands of iranian security forces after going out to celebrate the defeat of his team against the United States in the World Cup in Qatar, reported Thursday the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO), based in Oslo.
“His name was mehran samakwas shot in the head by state forces when going out to celebrate the defeat in the World Cup in Bandar Anzali last night, like many across the country. She was only 27 years old ”, according to the official Twitter account of IHRNGO.
According to that organization, the forensic authorities have refused to hand over the body of the young man to the family “despite the fact that a crowd of people is gathered outside the building to give him their support.”
The Iranian team lost two days ago against the United States (0-1) in the last day of their group, a defeat that meant their elimination from the tournament.
According to the latest count of this NGO, Iranian security forces have killed at least 448 people, including 60 children and 29 womenin the riots that have occurred in that country in the last two months.
The provisional count includes only cases verified by IHRNGO through documentary evidence such as death certificates or testimony from medical personnel or confirmation by two independent sources.
Protests broke out in Iran after the death of Mahsa Aminiwho died in September after being arrested for allegedly violating the country’s strict dress code.
Born in 2005 and registered in Norway since 2009, Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) claims to be made up of people from inside and outside of Iran and has members in the United States, Canada, Japan and several European countries.
The midfielder of the Iranian national team Saeid Ezatolahi, who played the match against USA and is a native of the city where the murder took place, he assured that he knew a Samak and posted a photo of the two on the same soccer team when they were teenagers.
“Behind the defeat bitter from last night, the news of your death set my heart on fire,” Ezatolahi said in a message on Instagram, referring to a Samak as a “childhood companion.”
“There will come a day when the masks will fall and the truth will be revealed. It is not what our young people deserve, this is not what our nation deserves, ”added the footballer in his message.
(With information from EFE)