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  • Iran's celebrity chef allegedly killed by Iranian forces
  • Mehrshad Shahidi was a part of anti-hijab protest
  • Regime pushed family to call Shahidi's death due to cardiac arrest, says relative

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Mehrshad was arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces on October 25 and beaten to death at a detention centre. 

Thousands gathered at the funeral for Mehrshad Shahidi, a young celebrity chef allegedly beaten to death by Iranian forces during anti-hijab protests on October 25.

The 20-year-old, also called Iran's Jamie Oliver, was killed a day before his 20th birthday, The Hindustan Times reported, quoting the Telegraph.

Mehrshad was arrested by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces on October 25 and beaten to death at a detention centre.

The chef was reportedly hit by a baton several times on the head leading to his death.

Quoting a relative of Mehrshad, the HT report said that his family was pushed by the regime to say to the public that Mehrshad Shahidi died of a heart attack.

Over 250 people have been killed by security forces in Iran in the anti-government demonstrations triggered by the custodial death of Mahsa Amini by the country's controversial morality police.

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