The Iranian judiciary said on Saturday it has launched an investigation into the death of a man in northeast Iran who reportedly died of suffocation from police pepper spray.
It seems as if every week we have a #GeorgeFloyd type police violence in Islamic Republic of Iran.— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) October 24, 2020
Mehrdad Sepheri died after he was doused with pepper spray. As can be seen in the video, his hands were tied, but still he was sprayed & hit with an electric baton#MehrdadSepehri pic.twitter.com/f9hFCkxjtr
People are affected by tear gas fired by anti-riot Iranian police to disperse demonstrators in a protest in Tehran on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (File photo: AP)