The grave of Mehrshad Shahidi-Nejad

Lawyer For Slain Protester's Family Claims To Possess Names Of Killers

Wednesday, 09/27/2023

The lawyer for the family of a young man killed during the nationwide protests in Iran says he has the names of the killers.

Babak Eslami Farsani, stated that he and Mehrshad Shahidi-Nejad’s family have a list of individuals accused of killing him on the street.

On Wednesday, Farsani shared a medical report and the document of Shahidi-Nejad's passing on the X social media platform.

Farsani further indicated that he has not been granted access to the case thus far, and on each occasion when access has been promised, the rights of his clients have been violated.

In his Wednesday post, the lawyer mentioned that the legal autopsy had labeled the cause of Mehrshad Shahidi's death as "unknown". He described this as an "obvious administrative violation by the authorities."

To date, judicial and security authorities in the Islamic Republic have abstained from providing any explanation to the families of slain protesters regarding their responsibility for the shootings during the "Women, Life, Freedom" protests.

According to Hengaw Human Rights Organization, from March 2023 until early September, at least 70 family members of protesters have been detained by security agencies in various cities across Iran.

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