A man repeatedly shot by Iranian security forces as he sat in a car has died from his wounds in hospital.
Faik Mamqadri, 35, took six bullets in the head, back, and abdomen during a street protest in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan Province, on 15th September, foreign-based opposition media reported.
He was taken to Imam Khomeini University Hospital in Urmia, where he remained in a coma for nearly a month before dying on 9th November.
A relative had told opposition media that his body was being kept in the hospital morgue and had not been handed over to his family.
Later reports said he had been buried in Mahabad on 10th November.
Faik was said to have been inside a car near Esteghlal Square when he was hit by a hail of bullets.
Another man in the vehicle at the time – Masoud Farajzadeh – was also hit.
Opposition media alleged at the time that security police beat the two men up after shooting them.
Masoud was also reported to have been seriously injured and was also taken to hospital in Urmia.
Faik leaves behind a wife and two children.
He had also been a father figure to the family of a brother who has been in prison for several years.
His younger brother, Dana Mamqadri, was also reportedly shot, seriously injured, and arrested by security forces on the same date as Faik.
He was reportedly released on bail last week.
Faik belonged to Iran’s Kurdish minority.
Iranian minorities are believed by many human rights groups to disproportionately suffer from state repression.
Mahsa Amini – whose death at the hands of morality police in September sparked the current wave of protests in Iran – was also Kurdish.
The protests have so far claimed at least 328 lives, including 45 minors, and injured at least 1,160, according to independent estimates.
It is also understood that over 14,825 people have so far been arrested.