Afkari Brothers Remain Incommunicado After Navid’s ExecutionPublished by Ali on October 22, 2020
International Liberty Association: Navid Afkari brothers, Habib and Vahid, are still in prison and since Navid was executed they have been taken to solitary confinement Adelabad Prison in early September to stifle their voices.
The authorities have denied the Afkari brothers visitations and phone calls with their family since their younger brother Navid Afkari was executed on 12 September 2020.
Vahid and Habib Afkari were taken to solitary confinement in notorious Adelabad Prison in Shiraz in early September, where they have been brutalized and tortured.
It should be mentioned that, Mr. Hossein Afkari and Ms. Bahieh Namjoo, the parents of the Afkari Brothers, wrote a letter to the judge in charge of Adelabad Prison in Shiraz, Hashemi, asking for an explanation about the continued solitary confinement and torture of their children, Vahid and Habib, after the execution of their other son.
ILA: The text of the letter of this suffering parent is as follows:
“Our sons, Navid, Vahid and Habib Afkari were violently transferred to solitary confinement on 3 and 5 September 2020. For this reason, they filed complaints and requested that their complaints be examined by court.
Also, our family also demanded examination of the case filed against Ali Khadem-ol Hosseini and prison guards who brutalized and tortured them. Subsequently, agents from the Forensics Office went to Adelabad Prison and examined the injuries and wounds of my sons. They registered 17 counts of injury for Navid, and 15 for Vahid and Habib, each.
“47 days have passed since the examination. However, no measures have been taken in this regard. The office of Mr. Rezaii Dana, warden of Adelabad Prison, claims that the complaints have been registered by Mr. Rezaii Dana, but they do not give us the authority who examined the cases, the date of registration of the complaints and their registration numbers.
“I request that if registered, these documents be handed over to us and followed up for appropriate measures. I also request explanation for delay in registering the complaints.
If the complaints have not been registered, please explain why the registration has been prevented.
By the way, my sons are being detained in solitary confinement after being brutalized. If you are the one who makes the decisions, please arrange for their urgent transfer to the general ward, explain the reasons for their solitary confinement and torture. If you are not a decision-maker, please introduce an authority who has ordered you to take these actions.”