by Staff writer, SF
During the nationwide protests that swept across Iran last week twenty-five-year-old Reza Outadi was killed. Now, an overseas-based Iranian news site says Iranian authorities have pressured his relatives to identify the slain man as a pro-government militiaman.
State-run news agency Fars reported that Outadi was shot by an unidentified gunman in a passing car. But, on Tuesday, the IranWire news site, run by exiled Iranian journalists, quoted an unnamed male friend of Outadi as saying Karaj’s governor and pro-government Basiji militiamen attended Outadi’s funeral Monday, and after promising to find his killer, asked family members to identify Outadi as a Basiji martyr.