Iran’s anti-riot and paramilitary Basij forces killed at least five people, including a child, during the protests rallies held in Oshnavieh and the Balu village of Orumiyeh in West Azerbaijan province in the past hours.

Sources in Balu reported that the anti-riot and Basij forces opened fire on a group of young people holding a protest rally near the Basij base in the village. Four people were severely injured.

Danesh Rahnema, 25, and Abdollah Mahmoudi, 21, died due to the severity of their injuries after the injured civilians were taken to Khomeini Hospital in Orumiyeh.

The condition of the two other protesters is reported to be critical.

Also, a source in Oshnavieh reported that three other protesters identified as Amin Marefat, 16; Milan Haghigi, 21; and Sadraddin Litani, 27, were killed during protest rallies in the city.

In a video showing Marefat’s body being washed, it is clearly seen that he was killed by a bullet hitting his chest.

According to the statistics collected by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Iranian military forces killed at least 12 protestors during the protests rallies held in Orumiyeh, Oshnavieh, Piranshahr, Divandarreh, Saqqez, Dehgolan and Kermanshah over the killing of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini.

These civilians were identified as Farjad Darvishi, Mohsen Mohammadi, Fereydoun Mahmoudi, Reza Lotfi, Zakariya Khiyal, Foad Ghadimi, Minou Majidi, Danesh Rahnema, Sadraddin Litani, Milan Haghighati, Amin Marefat and Abdollah Mahmudpour.