Kowsar (Mahbanou) Khoshnoudi-Kia, an athlete who was shot by Iranian forces during the recent anti-government protests in Kermanshah on 9 December, has lost sight of her left eye after undergoing surgery.

Khoshnadi-Kia is a member of the Iranian women’s archery national team and the runner-up of the Asian Archery Championships in 2021.

During the recent nationwide uprising in Iran, hundreds of protesting civilians lost their sight due to the direct shooting of the Islamic Republic’s military-security forces.