Hengaw: Iranian security forces killed at least eight protesters on Saturday and Sunday in the western city of Marivan, according to eyewitnesses who spoke to Hengaw on condition of anonymity.
The security forces have arrested dozens of people since Friday when the protest began after the government of President Hasan Rouhani decided to raise the petrol prices from 1000 tomans ($0.10) to 3000 tomans ($0.30).
Widespread fuel protest morphed into anti-government process have broken out across Iran and in particular in the Kurdish areas in west of the country where most of the victims are reportedly from.
Hengaw has worked tirelessly through its contacts on the ground to identify those who lost their life during the protests in Marivan located in the Kurdistan province.
Two latest vicitims were identified on Monday and they are named as "Daniel estewari" from the village of Hana Garmeleh and "Idris Bewareh" from Marivan.
“Idris lost his life on Saturday, and Daniel estewari was hit in the head on Sunday, and on Monday he lost his life due to injuries” Hengaw contacts reported from the city of Marivan.
The identities of the six civilians who lost their lives in Marivan are as follows;
1- Osman Naderi
2- Mehran Tak
3- Shaho Walidi
4- Behrouz Maleki
5- Idris Bewareh
6- Daniyal Estwari
Osman Naderi is from the sub-district of Noodesha and a resident of Kani Dinar village in Marivan.
Hengaw Organization for Human Rights was founded in October 2016 by a group of human rights activists to report about the extensive human rights violations that were .
occurring in the Kurdish areas in west of Iran. Hengaw relies on a network of anonymous human rights volunteers and Kurdish citizens in the west of the country to report about the human rights violations. Hengaw has no affiliation with any political party.