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Suspect of attack in which 7 people died in Iran sentenced to death

Abbas Kurkuri, one of the perpetrators of the attack that killed 7 people, including 9-year-old Kiyan Pirfelek, in the city of Ize in Iran’s Khuzestan province, was sentenced to death.

According to the Mizan News Agency, affiliated with the Iranian Judiciary, the Revolutionary Court in the city of Ize has ruled in the case of the attack in which 7 people, including 9-year-old Kiyan Pirfelek, were killed.

In the news, it was informed that the case of Abbas Kurkuri, who was stated to be one of the main perpetrators of the armed attack on 16 November, was heard at the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court.

At the hearing, attended by the defendant and his lawyer, it was stated that Kurkuri was given the death penalty and that the way to appeal the decision was open.

Kurkuri has been defined as “combat by drawing a gun to kill people”, “mischief on earth”, “causing fear by drawing a gun”, “disrupting public order”, “damaging public and private property”, “forming an insurgent group” and “arming against the regime”. He was on trial with the accusation of “participating in the movement”.

7 people were killed in the armed attack in the city of Ize

During the Mahsa Emini protests held on 16 November in the city of Ize in Khuzestan province, where Iranian citizens of Arab origin are densely populated, 7 people, including a child named Kiyan Pirfelek, were killed when unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on demonstrators and security forces, and 5 security guards were killed. It was reported that he was injured.

Iranian officials described the attacks as “terrorist attacks”.

Hundreds of people who attended the funeral held on November 18 for the child who lost his life in the attack protested the country’s administration and authorities.

In the videos on the social media regarding the funeral, it was seen that Zeyneb Mevlayi, the mother of the child who died in the attack, said that “the attack was organized by security forces, not terrorists”.

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