Fighters of The Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), an Iranian armed group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party, have allegedly killed Soran Akhtar, a resident of Ruaw village in Mariwan, his father told Avatoday.
In an exclusive video sent to Avatoday, Erfan Akhtar said PJAK gunmen killed his son with six bullets on May 31.
“He refused to give them money, so they killed him,” his father said.
PJAK fighters have bases in Iranian Kurdistan. Farmers and residents of the area often accuse the organization of piracy.
PJAK made an announcement and denied the reports and said that ‘Contra-Guerilla” are the perpetrators, a name that the party uses for other forces wearing their costumes.
Another relative of Akhtar talked to Avatoday on condition of anonymity and insisted that “PJAK gunmen are behind the killing of Soran.”
“I saw it with my own eyes that PJAK fighters took him as hostage and went back to the mountains where their bases are,” the source said.