Since the “Women Life Freedom” protests erupted in September last year, 500 young protesters have died, and as many as 20,000 young women and men have been injured and or detained by Iran’s Security forces. The BBC believes hundreds are still in jail.
Earlier this year, Newsnight reported that many injured prisoners have been kept in dire conditions and that prison authorities refuse to send them for medical treatment.
Ashkan Morovati, a 26-year-old boxer who was shot repeatedly during the protests in broad daylight and imprisoned, has miraculously escaped execution and fled.
BBC World Affairs Correspondent Jiyar Gol found him in a neighbouring country to Iran and sent this report for Newsnight.
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