Since fleeing to Iraq, Keyvan has assured franceinfo that the country’s security forces have primarily targeted protesters’ private parts.
The gender of women deliberately targeted, dozens of people blinded… the level of repression by the country’s security forces.
“In all, I saw 140 patients lose an eye,” he explains in this testimony broadcast by France Info. “Women are generally attacked on the private parts near the vagina. The police shoot there on purpose.”
Since last September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been swept by unprecedented winds of revolt sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini. The young woman of Kurdish origin died after being arrested by the moral police, who accused her of not wearing her veil properly.
Visibly concerned about the extent of the riots, the mullahs’ regime has since been working on a violent crackdown on the demonstrations. In addition to the submission and massive arrests of those who dare to parade, Four demonstrators have already been hanged in the country.
refugee in Iraq
In view of the violence of the repression, many doctors also took to the streets to provide first aid to the injured. This is the case of Keyvan, interviewed by France Info. After completing his training in Iranian Kurdistan, the medical student began his first aid missions with the demonstrators.
He too has not escaped the regime’s repression and says he spent 21 days in prison. “They cut my ring finger with a cutter,” he told France Info. “The guards beat me. They poured cold water on me and gave me electric batons. In fact, so many things that I still find very difficult to talk about.” He is now a refugee in Iraq.