Residents of the city of Mahabad in western Iran rise in protest against the loss of life of a young girl in confronting the assault by an intelligence agent
At least 50 residents injured and 30 more were arrested as State Security Forces attack attacked angry resident that burned government vehicles and motorcycles
On Thursday May 7, demonstration of the youth and angry people of Mahabad in front of Hotel Tara led to widespread clashes with the regime suppressive forces in which 50 people were injured and at least 30 people were arrested. According to some reports, two people were killed.
The rise of the brave people of Mahabad was in protest against the loss of life of Farinaz Khosravani, a 26 years old girl of the staff of Hotel Tara which took place on May 4 in confronting the assault of an intelligence agent of the clerical regime and to escape from him. She had to jump from the fourth floor of the hotel, and died instantly. Farinaz Khosravani, a computer graduate, was supporting her family by employment in this hotel.
The angry young people who were protesting in front of the hotel clashed with intelligence agents and police who tried to disperse them with beatings and shootings. Due to the widespread protests and demonstrations, the regime's agents transferred a large number of mercenaries and intelligence agents from the cities of Orumiyeh and Miandoab to Mahabad.
During the clashes, protesters set regime-affiliated signs and a number of government vehicles and motorcycles on fire. In clashes between people and suppressive forces, parts of Hotel Tara that is said to be in contact with the Ministry of Security and Intelligence, was set on fire.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, May 7, 2015