One protester was killed and five others were injured in Marivan during protests against the decision of the Iranian authorities to increase petrol price, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN).
The body of the dead civilian Osman Naderi was reportedly taken to Marivan Bou Ali Sina Hospital to which the injured civilians were also transferred to a local hospital. A 13-year-old teen named Hiva Naderi has been identified among the injured civilians.
“The special forces fired at protesters during a rally on 16 November in Shabrang Square in Marivan, which led to the death and injury of a number of civilians,” a source based in Marivan told the KHRN.
The number of casualties is higher because some of them have not been hospitalized and are being treated at home due to the fear of being arrested as soon as they are transferred to the hospital, added the source.
Protesters set a number of banks and a petrol station on fire in the city such as Ansar Bank while the number of security forces increased in downtown Marivan.
Moreover, the KHRN has been informed that special forces have also shot at protesters in the street leading to the Azadi Square in Sanandaj, killing at least one young woman.
A 300% increase in the price of petrol in the late hours of November 14 has led to protests by civilians in Kurdish cities including Marivan, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Ilam, Sar-Pol-e-Zab and Saqqez.