Aylar Haqqi, whose death during protests has sparked more protests in Tabriz

Government Forces Attack Iranian Mourners In Tabriz

Friday, 11/18/2022

Security forces have attacked people attending the funeral ceremony of a 23-year-old woman who was killed by regime forces in the northwestern city of Tabriz.

People chanted slogans at the clerical regime during the burial ceremony of Aylar Haqqi on Friday morning in the presence of a large crowd of mourners in Tabriz cemetery.

Aylar Haqqi, a medical student had reportedly taken refuge in a building during Wednesday demonstrations, where the regime agents found her and pushed her from the top of the building. A rebar pierced through her abdomen and out from her back. However, the regime announced she had died after falling into a construction dig.

Meanwhile, some sources quote a relative of Aylar saying she has been killed by direct fire of security forces, but in order to deliver her body to her parents security agents forced them to say she died after falling from top of a building.

Reports on social media say another young person named Ali Araghi was also killed in Tabriz on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, an anonymous group called Freedom-seeking Revolutionaries of Azarbaijan in a statement called on people in all cities of the province to take to streets every day beginning Friday.

According to Iran Human Rights Organization, security forces had killed at least 342 people, including 43 children and 26 women as of Wednesday. There is no new estimate for the past two days of intense protests.

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