Iranian protesters chant anti-establishment slogans at boy’s funeral

Protesters at the funeral of a young boy whose family claims to have been killed by Iranian security forces chanted anti-establishment slogans and mocked the official explanation for his death. According to a video posted online, Kian Pirfalak. His mother said at the funeral that Kian was shot by security forces on Wednesday. According to a video posted on the 1500tasvir activist Twitter account, his mother spoke to mourners. She said, “Maybe they thought we wanted to shoot and poured bullets into the car. Plainclothes troops shot my child. That’s it.” Protesters mocked the official version of the event, chanting “Bashi, Sepha – you are our Isis!” According to a video posted by Norway-based Iranian Human Rights (IHR), the Basij is a pro-government paramilitary organization and Sepah is another name for Iran’s feared Revolutionary Guards. Isis is another name for the extremist Islamic State group. They chanted “Death to Khamenei” in another video posted by 1500tasvir, referring to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Opposition media based outside Iran said another child, 14-year-old Sepehr Maghsoudi, was shot dead in similar circumstances in Izeh on Wednesday. Iranian state television reported that seven people, including a 9-year-old boy, were killed and buried by a “terrorist” on a motorbike. Izeh in Khuzestan province on Friday. State TV said seven people were killed by ‘terrorists’ on motorcycles. Photo: Alireza Mohammadi/isna/AFP/Getty Images The Guard’s Fars news agency quoted Khuzestan provincial governor Sadegh Khalilian as saying the “foreign factor” was to blame. Maghsoudi, 14, is at least one of them. 56 children have been killed by Iranian forces trying to quell Iran’s 2022 revolution. Tabriz for Aylar Haghi, a young medical student who activists say died after falling from a building blamed by security forces. Images of the burning of the ancestral home of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, were widely shared on social media. s. Reuters identified the location of two video clips with distinctive arches and buildings matching the file images. However, Ban Kwan-young’s news agency Tasnim denied that Khomeini’s house was on fire, saying that only a small number of people had gathered outside the house. Reuters could not independently confirm the date the video was taken. 1500Tasvir said the incident occurred on Thursday evening in Khomeini’s birthplace, Khomeini’s hometown of Khomeini, south of the capital, Tehran. The house has been converted into a museum. “Reporting is a lie,” Tasnim news agency added.
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