IRGC forces fired directly at 2 moving vehicles carrying fuel. Which caused those cars to overturn and catch fire, and 5 passengers of car’s fuel carrier burnt
According to Iranian Human Rights Society, 5 fuelers killed as a result of IRGC agents firing directly at 2 fuelers in Iranshahr. By shooting at these 2 cars, agents of IRGC caused them deviation from road and set fuel car on fire. This incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday, February 7, 2023.
There is no exact information about the identity of the killed people. IRGC forces ambushed transport axis of Iranshahr in Horap area and fired at the moving vehicles, which caused the vehicles to overturn and catch fire.
The firefighers refused to provide assistance on pretext that accident site is out of firefighting area, and that’s why cars and their occupants burnt.
Unemployment is the main reason for young people to work as fuel carriers
The lack of job opportunities and poverty in Sistan and Baluchistan province, forces people to do risky work.Including fuel transportation. Youths of this province are forced carrying fuel due to unemployment.
According to published statistics, in 2022 alone, at least 105 fuel carriers killed by military forces or in their pursuit. And 52 injured.
Fuel sellers are always under pressure by security forces, if they do not pay bribes, they harassed by them.
The IRGC forces kill them by blindly and indiscriminately shooting at the vehicle carrying fuel. This is while convoys with more than 50 tankers with a capacity of 30,000 liters of fuel illegally exported from border by the IRGC.
In this way, the IRGC, which itself is the main agent of fuel smuggling to the countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan. It
begins to suppress the fuel sellers as smugglers. The income offuel smuggling by IRGC forces cannot be compared with small income of fuel sellers.
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