On Friday, March 12, the regime’s repressive coast guard opened fire on the deprived fuel carriers in Kouhestak port of Sirik county of Hormozgan (southern Iran). One fuel carrier, Mehdi (Shahsan) Reisi, died of gunshot wounds to his head, and another, Rashid Turkmani, suffered leg wounds.
In protest against this heinous crime, other fuel carriers and locals took to the streets of Kouhestak and set fire to several coast guard patrol boats. The repressive regime forces fired on protesters from land and sea, wounding several of them.
Fearing the spread of the protests to other regions, the Revolutionary Guards immediately sent reinforcements, including anti-riot forces, from Minab and Sirik (neighboring cities) to suppress the Baluchi protesters in the port of Kouhestak To prevent the spread of the news, the internet was disrupted in the region.
The Iranian Resistance salutes the Baluchi protesters and calls on the youth in Sirik, Hormozgan, and Sistan and Baluchestan Province to rise in support of the protesters.
March 13, 2021