On Wednesday (October 26), during the seventh week of ongoing anti-hijab protests in several parts of Iran, a 19-year-old celebrity chef named Mehrshad Shahidi was detained by Iranian security forces while in custody. The deceased took part in a protest and was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards in Arak city. He was then beaten to death with a baton while in custody.
According to reports, the now-deceased Chef was detained in the detention center of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence service. His family said the 19-year-old chef died after being hit in the head with a baton. His family also said his skull was damaged, but authorities claim he died of a heart attack.
“Our son lost his life as a result of being hit in the head with a baton after his arrest, and we have been pressured by the administration to say he died of a heart attack,” said Melshad’s relative. one said. The incident prompted thousands of protesters to take to the streets on Saturday during a funeral held for Shahidi. “Whoever is killed will be supported by thousands more,” cried the demonstrators.
Heute, Arak, Beerdiung von dem 19 jährigen #MehrshadShahidider bei den Protesten totgeschlagen wurde.
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Iranian officials, meanwhile, denied claims that Shef was killed in custody, saying his cause of death would be revealed later. said Abdulmeh Mousavi, chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court. Also, the state’s deputy governor, Behnam Nazari, said rumors were being spread by anti-Iranian media and no bullets were shot at Mershad Shahidi. He confirmed to the media that he was arrested, detained and beaten to death.
The deceased, known as Jamie Oliver of Iran, was reportedly murdered the day before his 20th birthday. He had 25,000 followers on Instagram and posted quite a few videos of him cooking. “Tomorrow was his 20th birthday. We will never forget it. We will never forgive him,” said Dr. Nina Ansari, an Iranian-American author. rice field.
According to reports, Shahidi’s funeral was held in the city on Saturday.Thousands of protesters took to the streets to protest Shahidi’s death. “Whoever is killed will be supported by thousands more,” cried the demonstrators. Meanwhile, security guards used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Violence erupted across Iran in response to the death of Mahsa Amini, who was beaten by the IRGC for failing to comply with Iran’s mandatory hijab regulations. , journalist and artist arrested in Iran.
Death in custody of Mercer Amini sparked anti-hijab protests across Iran
According to reports, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was abducted by Tehran’s “ethics police” for failing to comply with the country’s mandatory hijab law. Amini, who was on a pleasure trip to Tehran, didn’t cover his hair “properly” with his hijab. She was arrested by the police and beaten in a police van while she was taken to a detention center called a “re-education class” for failing to follow the country’s mandatory hijab rules. .
Police took the woman to the police station on Bozara Avenue. Dozens of other women had already been detained there for not following hijab rules. They beat women and taught them about the proper dress code of the country. After Masa became unresponsive during her custody, she was brutally beaten and taken to hospital. Doctors at the hospital said her heart was still beating but her brain was no longer working.The woman died three days after the incident.
Her murder sparked mass protests in Iran, with women taking to the streets to speak out against the regime. After her death, protests erupted in dozens of places across the country, after which governments retaliated with severe crackdowns.
But three weeks after Amini’s death, Iran’s forensic agency released reports that the woman had died from illness, not from the beatings and beatings she suffered while in police custody. Previously, police had tried to cover up the matter by claiming that Masa already had a heart condition and that she had never been beaten during her custody.