Ehsan Alibazi was only 16 when he was killed in the city of Qods, in the province of Tehran. He died on September 23, 2022, which is normally a day of celebration in Iran that commemorates the first day of autumn (called “Jashn-e Mehregan” in Farsi).
Based on the accounts of one relative, Ehsan was shot 12 times. After begging and pleading for the return of his body, Ehsan’s uncle was only able to recover his body after the family promised to lie and announce that his cause of death was related to a “drug overdose”. He was buried in Vali-e-Asr cemetery in his ancestral town of Badreh, in the southwestern province of Ilam.