Security police in Iran allegedly executed a woman by shooting her in the chest three times because she had been at a street protest days earlier.
Tragic Maryam Ismailzadeh was shot dead after leaving her home in Niavaran neighbourhood, Tehran, on 15th December.
There were no street demonstrations going on at the time.
Her family says she had been targeted by security police after attending anti-regime protests days earlier.
Her family accuses agents of shooting her in the chest three times.
Maryam’s cause of death was bizarrely given as “multiple injuries caused by hard objects”.
She was buried in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery under the watchful eye of security police.
Her relatives say officials tried to coerce them into lying on social media that she had died of a cardiac arrest.
Maryam – a breast cancer survivor – had a postgraduate degree in architecture.
She was working as a nail technician at the time of her passing aged 39.
Protests broke out in Iran on 16th September after morality police fatally beat 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini for wearing her hijab “improperly”.
At least 481 protesters have been killed, while at least 109 are facing execution or death-penalty charges or sentences, according to the non-profit Iran Human Rights.