Wednesday , 23 September 2020


People Paid Homage To Navid Afkari At Burial Site

Radiofarda – Navid Afkari’s family members and acquaintances gathered at his burial place, in Sangar village of Sepidan city in Fars province, to shower his grave with flowers. A video of the ceremony circulated on social media shows dozens of attendees chanting, “Navid, the Champion.” Afkari, an Iranian national wrestling champion, was sentenced to death on charges of participating in …

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Iran’s history of executing athletes

Al-Arabia – Iran’s execution of Navid Afkari – an athlete – was not the first of its kind. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Iranian regime has executed numerous athletes for their political beliefs. Iran executed 27-year-old champion wrestler Afkari on Saturday, drawing widespread condemnation, including from the United States and the European Union. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News …

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Opinion: Iran Must Be Banned From International Sports

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic in Iran has executed Navid Afkari, a young wrestler with a potentially bright future ahead of him. Navid’s execution has led to a major outcry among Iranians in Iran and among the diaspora, especially on social media. The regime executed Navid as a message to the rest of the population- obey us at all costs …

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AFC Cancels Iran Broadcasts Of Asian League Matches

Radiofarda – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced that it has “unilaterally canceled” its contract for the live broadcast of the AFC Champions League soccer matches with Iran, in order to respect the international sanctions against Iran’s state-run broadcaster. AFC sent the cancelation letter to the Islamic Republic’s Football Federation and state-run television on September 12, the Football Federation …

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Jordanian Prince Calls For Banning Iran From International Sport Events

Radiofarda – Responding to the execution of young Iranian wrestling champion Navid Afkari, the former Vice President of the International Football Federation, FIFA, Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, is calling for the banning of Iran from participating in all international sports events. The half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prince Ali tweeted on Sunday, September 13, “It is …

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Iran’s execution of wrestler Navid Afkari sparks outcry on social media

Al-Arabia – Iran executed champion wrestler Navid Afkari on Saturday despite widespread pleas to spare him, prompting angry reactions from Iranians at home and abroad on social media platforms. Afkari, 27, was arrested during anti-government protests in 2018. He was given two death sentences, six and a half years in prison and 74 lashes for the alleged murder of a water company …

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Iranian Wrestler Navid Afkari Executed

Radiofarda – Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrester convicted of murder in a case that was condemned by rights groups and U.S. President Donald Trump, has been executed, Iranian state media reported on September 12. Afkari was executed “this morning after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim,” the head of the justice …

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Parents of Champion Wrestler Navid Afkari Appeal for Justice

Iran-HRM – In a letter to the Chief of Iranian Judiciary, the parents of champion wrestler Navid Afkari, urged him to allow their sons to be examined by the Coroner’s Office. In their letter to Ebrahim Raisi, Hossein Afkari and Bahieh Namjou, the parents of the Afkari brothers, noted that their sons had been brutalized in solitary confinement. This is …

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