Iranian security forces have shot and killed a young man who had called on people to “participate in a protest rally," a human rights organization reported.
The human rights website Hengaw said that Hamed Bagheri lost his life on the evening of September 13 in Karaj, near Tehran, after being hit by four bullets.
The man had been a vocal critic of the government, it said.
The police chief of Alborz province, Hamid Hedavand, said that a “young man” was “shot by officers” and later succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
Hedavand said that the man wielded "bladed weapons" and initiated an altercation with people present at the scene.