Saeed Afkari, the brother of Navid Afkari, a protesting wrestler who was executed by the Iranian judiciary, says prison officials beat and broke his other brother’s arm, Vahid Afkari, and in response to the family protest and requesting a visit with Vahid, they shot at the family in front of the prison.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Saeed Afkari tweeted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, that while visiting Adelabad Prison for a weekly meeting with his brother Vahid, they saw that his hand was bandaged.
According to the report, Saeed Afkari said that the reason for his brother Vahid’s handcuffing was that he had protested to the prison authorities in support of another political prisoner who wanted to transfer him to solitary confinement, and prison officers had beaten Vahid in response and broken his arm.
According to him, his other brother, Habib Afkari, who had just been temporarily released from prison, became “angry” when he saw Vahid’s broken arm and left the prison area so that he might find an official.
Saeed Afkari says: “We started shouting that their officers started shooting at us from the top of the buildings. “When we held our chests in front of them and told them to strike, the shooting stopped, but they no longer allowed us to meet with Vahid.”
“We are very worried about my brother,” Mr. Afkari said. “Our means is Navid’s means and we are not afraid of death.”