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A football fan was allegedly shot dead by Islamic Regime security forces last night after he celebrated Iran's defeat to the USA in the World Cup.
Mehran Samak, 27, was reportedly shot in the head in the city of Anzali, eastern Iran, by government agents after he honked his car horn to celebrate the Iranian national team's 1-0 loss.
Samak was sitting in his car next to his fiancée when a member of Iran's security forces approached their car and shot the football fan with a bullet to the head, reports Iran International. He was rushed to hospital but he died within an hour.
Samak had joined dozens of other Iranians across the country who celebrated the national team's loss to the United States amid growing anger against the Islamic Regime.
Many saw the match result as a victory against the Iranian government, which has cracked down on nationwide protests that have engulfed the Islamic Republic for months.
In Iran's Kurdish region, football fans set off fireworks and honked car horns early on Wednesday to celebrate the Iranian team's defeat.
Some shouted 'Death to the dictator,' a popular protest slogan referring to the Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The western Kurdish region of the country has seen particularly intense protests and a deadly crackdown by security forces, which has seen at least 300 people killed.
The protests first erupted in September, following the death of a young Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran's morality police in the capital of Tehran.
The 22-year-old died three days after her arrest in Tehran for allegedly breaching the Islamic dress code for women.
The protests quickly morphed into the most serious challenge to Iran's theocracy since its establishment in the 1979 Islamic Revolution.... (Read more)