Amnesty International urges Iran to release unjustly imprisoned protesters
The human rights organization declared on Monday, June 7, that Habib and Vahid Afkari must be held in conditions meeting international standards for the treatment of prisoners, including access to adequate health care and their families.
Vahid Afkari and Habib Afkari were convicted of “enmity against God” and participation in anti-state street protests that took place in Shiraz, Fars province, between late December 2017 and early January 2018, and also between late July and early August 2018.
Habib has been sentenced to 27 years and three months in prison and Vahid to 25 years in prison. Both have also been sentenced to 74 lashes.
Amnesty International called the detention of prisoners of conscience an example of “unruly detention” under international law and called on the public in their letters to the authorities to release Vahid and Habib Afkari while “violating unjust sentences.”