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Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Kwanza: 1:16pm On Sep 12
Iran has executed a wrestler accused of murder, state media report, defying international appeals for him to be spared.

Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death over the murder of a security guard during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018.

He said he had been tortured into making a confession.

A union representing 85,000 athletes worldwide was among those to call for a stay of execution.

The World Players Association said he had been "unjustly targeted" for taking part in the protests, and called for Iran's expulsion from world sport if it went ahead with the execution.

US President Donald Trump also appealed for mercy, saying the wrestler's "sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets".

Afkari was executed by hanging in the southern city of Shiraz, state media report.

His brothers Vahid and Habib were sentenced to 54 and 27 years in prison in the same case, according to human rights activists in Iran.

In an audio recording leaked from the prison where he is being held, Afkari said he had been tortured. His mother said her sons were forced to testify against each other.

The brothers' lawyer, Hassan Younesi, said on Twitter that contrary to Iranian news reports, there was no video of the moment of the security guard's killing. He added that footage used as evidence in the case was taken an hour before the crime took place.

The Iranian authorities have denied accusations of torture.

Afkari was a national champion in wrestling, a sport that has a long history and is hugely popular in Iran.

In 2018, protesters in cities across Iran took to the streets over economic hardship and political repression.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-middle-east-54129949?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by rentAcock(m): 3:53pm On Sep 12
Iran is a shit hole country. Imagine with all the crude oil they have, they are still a backward 3rd world shit hole. Instead of joining the world stage and enjoy prosperity like Saudi Arabia they choose to be a dictatorial and oppressive 3rd world country. What a shame.
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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Xcelinteriors(f): 3:53pm On Sep 12
Not again

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Epstein(m): 3:53pm On Sep 12
Barbaric people.......Barbaric religion!

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Centcanada: 3:53pm On Sep 12
Wahala
Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by QuickStandard: 3:53pm On Sep 12
Religion of piss.

Just imagine wasting someone, cos he spoke against something.

The same way they sentenced one to death in Kano for blasphemy.

Imagine having 2 courts in Nigeria. This country can be very funny at times.

Maybe there should be a Christian court as well.

Nonsense and bobrisky

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by cr8designs: 3:54pm On Sep 12
Can any good news come out of Iran or their brother, Iraq?

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by drunkpunk(m): 3:54pm On Sep 12
Sobs

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by kambili999(f): 3:54pm On Sep 12
Yepa

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by ethicallyright: 3:54pm On Sep 12


International politics is hypocritical.

Where is the petition that journalists signed during the heat of the gruesome murder of the Saudi-American Journalist last year?

Oh , Saudi has oil money and are submissive.

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Snipespeter: 3:54pm On Sep 12
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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by abiolert(m): 3:54pm On Sep 12
Killing him was very wrong

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by oluwaseyi0: 3:54pm On Sep 12
Hv
Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by mju14: 3:54pm On Sep 12
Xcelinteriors:
Not again
Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by godwinkessi: 3:55pm On Sep 12
I support Any Islamic religion killing, their Sharia court cheesy I support whatever they do, even their Jihad fighting brothers in Zambisa, they have my full support. Even the blasphemy musician guy cheesy oh boy you dey on ur own ooo grin my own is that on behalf of Southerners, we reject anything that will bring their madness to us cheesy they came with Ruga grin we rejected them cheesy. They came with shipping their cattle rearing brothers to south, we still rejected and decoded their plans. Oga mi, that thing una religion support is 100 percent supported by us, just keep south out of it. Even In the military sef, Na only una brothers suppose Dey fight that senseless fight that southerners are being sacrificed for but that one Dey. We move!

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Advocate500: 3:55pm On Sep 12
Iran and religion is the same as saying Buhari and tribalism.

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Iyajelili(f): 3:55pm On Sep 12
Iran? I no go talk

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by rowland545(m): 3:55pm On Sep 12
I use to like Iran for being one of the countries that can stand up to the u.s but they the treat there citizen is worst than poor.

It goes to show how peaceful there religion is

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by braine(m): 3:55pm On Sep 12
Sad stuff.
Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by sotall(m): 3:55pm On Sep 12
undecided
Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Babprosper20(m): 3:55pm On Sep 12
No be Iran? Terrorist country
Somebody don use this boy cover he evil

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Jamescyray(m): 3:55pm On Sep 12
May his soul rest in peace. Peace, not War

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by gurunlocker: 3:55pm On Sep 12
These people sha.... And they will be protesting for rights in another man country without been persecuted. angry angry

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by Queenlovely(f): 3:55pm On Sep 12
phone,

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by PHIPEX(m): 3:56pm On Sep 12
Am sure most people that support Iran on this platform would not want to live there if given a free visa.

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by sirnoble03: 3:56pm On Sep 12
This same Iranians cried foul when Quasem Soleimani was killed based on solid intelligence report.

Now they killed a man and technically sentence his mother lifetime of sorrow by measuring lengthy prison term to his two siblings based on mere allegation.

Why are this people like this now? Just why?

RIP young man!

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by MrBrownJay1(m): 3:56pm On Sep 12
You have your own laws and Iran has theirs...no big deal!

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by GreatResearcher: 3:56pm On Sep 12

Allahu Akbar

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by NgwalandAbia(m): 3:56pm On Sep 12
Hmm, what do you expect, just like in Northern Nigeria, the world will be a safer place if we the crusaders get ride of these savages.

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Re: Navid Afkari: Iran Executes Wrestler Despite Global Outcry by paulolee(m): 3:56pm On Sep 12
too bad but the strong hand of their justice system is worth emulating, they still went ahead and did what the law said despite calls from other unions and even trump..
we all kno dt naija would av backed out when placed under such pressure...
pls am not trying to justify dt illegal result of thier legal system and am jus talking abt the strength of the system itself..

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