Farinaz Khosrawani a 26 year old Kurdish woman who was working at Mahabad’s Tara Hotel, has died suspiciously.
Local media have reported that it is suspected a government employee tried to rape Farinaz and she was left with no choice but to jump out of the hotel window.
Today protesters gathered in front of the hotel to demand an investigation into Farinaz’s death. Special forces arrived to disperse the crowd and fired shots at protesters, injuring at least three unarmed civilians. Heavy military presence around the Kurdish city of Mahabad and tensions are increasingly high.