Nahid Shirpisheh, the mother of Pouya Bakhtiari, was subjected to physical assault and mistreatment in Zanjan Prison.
Mona Bakhtiari, Pouya’s sister, reported that after visiting her mother, she learned about her deteriorating physical and mental state, as well as the beatings she endured from other inmates in Zanjan Prison.
Furthermore, she stated that after three weeks of being held in the public ward, her mother was transferred to a solitary cell at her own request. Regrettably, the prison authorities failed to intervene when Nahid Shirpisheh was being assaulted by fellow prisoners.
Pouya Bakhtiari was tragically killed during the nationwide protests in Iran in November 2019, as a result of a direct gunshot fired by the armed forces of the Islamic Republic.