A photo said to belong to two-year-old Amirali Musa-Kazemi

Two-Year-Old Killed In Iran As Police Open Fire At Family Car

Saturday, 03/04/2023

A two-year-old child was killed on Friday after Iranian special forces opened fire at the car carrying him and his family in the central city of Esfahan.

The "1500 Images" Twitter account reported that “Last night [Friday], a mother and father with two young children were traveling in a car when a truck belonging to the special unit swiveled in front of them. The driver of the car (a family friend) thought the truck driver was sleepy, so he decided to go around the truck. But the special forces opened fire at them and killed the child by shooting him in the head.”

"Bazaar Civil Protest" Telegram channel identified the child as Amirali Musa-Kazemi, adding that he was killed as his family and several friends were on a recreational trip to Esfahan.

According to the report, the special unit's vehicle was a "truck unlike police cars" and the forces in it fired at the car without warning them to pull over.

It remains unclear why the special police unit opened fire at a car carrying ordinary citizens and children.

It is stated in the report that Amir-Ali's body was not handed over to his family under the pretext of handing it over to them in Tehran. The cause of death was registered as "unintentional murder".

Police officials are yet to react to the report.

This is not the first time children are killed by regime forces’ direct fire in private cars.

In the most controversial case, Kian Pirfalak, a 9-year-old child from Izeh in the south, was killed by the direct fire of government forces during nationwide protests on November 16.

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