Murdered Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari’s family beaten and arrested – –

Murdered Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari’s family beaten and arrested – –

The Iranian regime on Saturday intensified its persecution of the family of assassinated wrestling champion Navid Afkari, whose family members were brutalized and arrested in the city of Shiraz for protesting the wrongful imprisonment of Navid’s brothers, Vahid. and Habib.

Navid’s brother Saeed tweeted: “Two policewomen beat my mother so that her head was hit on the asphalt. 20 people beat Navid, 5 people [beat] Elham and 2 people [beat] my mother, who is a 55 year old female. You give meaning to the word dirt, cowards.

The mullahs’ regime executed Greek-Roman champion wrestler Navid Afkari in September 2020 for his role in the 2018 protests against the deteriorating economic situation in the Islamic Republic.

Saeed wrote: “Today… my family and some members of my family gathered outside Adelabad prison to protest my brothers’ 280 days in solitary confinement. Plainclothes officers severely beat my mother, sister, father, aunts, and others. They confiscated the cell phones, arrested my sister and one of the women, and released them an hour later.

Vahid and Habib participated in protests against the political and economic corruption of the Iranian regime in 2018. For their peaceful protests, Iran sentenced Vahid to 54 years and six months in prison and Habib to 27 years and three months, as well. than 74 lashes each. The two brothers endured torture and isolation in prison.

Saeed said on Twitter of Saturday’s attack on his family: “My father protected Elham. Some police officers took my father and five policewomen in chadors jumped on Elham and handcuffed her, dragged her to the ground and took her in the van. Elham’s neck and hands are injured. My mother and my aunts were also severely beaten.

Last week, Elham urged his Instagram followers to boycott the presidential election of the Islamic Republic of Iran and wrote that Navid refused to vote in 2013. Many Iranians outside and inside the Islamic Republic of Iran have launched a campaign to boycott the June 18 election because it is undemocratic and Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei selected the candidates.

Sheina Vojoudi, an Iranian dissident who fled the Islamic Republic of Iran due to the crackdown, said Jerusalem post Saturday: “The regime cowardly murdered Navid to remove his name from history, but he became a hero whose name will never die.” The whole world must support and protect Navid’s family and save his brothers. Vahid and Habib are innocent but they are still in prison and under torture.

She added that the situation of the Afkaris is a strong testament to the tyranny and cruelty of the Islamic Republic in Iran. “Navid was murdered in silence, in the middle of the night. From the president of the most powerful country to brave athletes around the world, it has become his voice and that is exactly what scared the regime to death. Anyone who fights for humanity must also fight for the innocent family of Navid.


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