Video: Anti-riot Forces Fire at Protesters in the Kurdish City of Mahabad


A large demonstration in front of Hotel Tara to protest the murder of a young Kurdish girl who escaped rape in the hands of intelligence agent by jumping from the four story hotel. She died immediately and the hotel owner is alleged to be an accomplice in the murder. Apparently she was working at the hotel. The owner of the hotel had lured her into a room for this government agent whom the hotel owner wanted to bribe to get 5 star rating for his hotel. She jumped off the window of that same room to escape rape. People of Mahabad have been calling for full investigation into the murder. They organized a protest in front of the Hotel and set the hotel ablaze. Special riot forces were called to the scene of the demonstration and there are rumours that live shots were fired into the crowd resulting in the death of a protester and the injury of several others.

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