Iran mentioned that it has sentenced a wrestler to be hanged for killing an individual throughout anti-government demonstrations in 2018. Iran’s transfer has been condemned by the International Olympic Committee. 27-year-old Navid Afkari was hanged in a jail within the southern metropolis of Shiraz. This info was given on the web site of Iran’s tv, quoting Provincial Prosecutor General Kazam Mousavi.
The judiciary discovered Naveed Afkari responsible for the dying of Hosin Torkman on August 2, 2018. Anti-government protests had been held in Shiraz and several other different city facilities of Iran. The International Olympic Committee mentioned that that is stunning, in addition to disturbing. “Our ideas are with the household and associates of Naveed Afkari,” the IOC mentioned in an announcement.
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London-based rights group Amnesty International mentioned that the hanging of the key “is a horrible tragedy of justice that wants fast worldwide motion.” Reports revealed overseas mentioned that Afkari was convicted on the premise of statements aired on tv, triggering on-line campaigns for his launch.
Amnesty has repeatedly requested Iran to cease broadcasting “confession” movies by suspects, saying they “violate the defendants’ rights.” The judiciary denied the allegations. According to Amnesty, Afkari’s two brothers Wahid and Habib are nonetheless in the identical jail the place they had been detained. He was sentenced to dying on the “insistence of the aggrieved household”.
Afakari’s lawyer, Hassan Unesi, tweeted, “Many of Shiraz’s individuals had been to fulfill with the household of the slain employee on Sunday to apologize.” He additionally mentioned that on the premise of felony regulation in Iran “the responsible has the appropriate to fulfill his household earlier than hanging.”
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh reached Iran from Russia