Based on the report from Evin Prison, Prison guards brutalized political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari. The guards continued to beat him even after he went unconscious due to the severity of beatings.
Apparently, political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari was brutalized just because of his support for ordinary prisoners in the quarantine. Prison guards beat him in the head and face. That is why he went unconscious. He suffered a broken skull. He also suffered fracture in his eyebrow. His shoulder blade was dislocated and his body was bruised. He is presently abandoned in Evin Prison’s quarantine in critical conditions.
Jalal Mobini, Mehdi Mahmouli, and another guard by the last name of Amrollahi, are three prison guards involved in this brutal treatment.
On Thursday, December 24, 2020, political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari returned to Evin after going on furlough, and held in the quarantine. On December 25, prison guards insulted and harassed two ordinary prisoners during the head count. Afshin Shahsavari protested their conduct.
Then, 10 prison guards attacked him and severely beat him up. They formed a tunnel in the prison’s corridor, beating him and finally taking him to the courtyard.
In the courtyard, prison guards threw him on the snow and kicked him with their boots so much that he went unconscious. Due to strikes to his head, he suffered a broken skull and his nose started bleeding. He suffered a deep scar on his eyebrow and his shoulder was dislocated.
One of the inmates witness said the guards continued to beat him even after he went unconscious.
Afshin Shahsavary was summoned and threatened by Assistant Prosecutor of Evin prison, the on December 26.
Political prisoner Afshin Shahsavari was born in Qazvin in 1982. He was arrested on February 27, 2019, for supporting the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). He was detained in Ward 2A of Evin Prison and was tortured under interrogation. Finally, in July 2019, he was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for “assembly and collusion to act against national security,” “propaganda against the state,” and “having contacts with the People’s Mojahedin.”