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Iran executes young wrestler Navid Afkari despite international appeals

Iran has implemented a young wrestler for supposedly murdering a guy, based on reports on Saturday from the nation’s state TV, even though a global outcry to prevent the controversial implementation.

Akari’s situation had attracted the eye of a social networking campaign that depicted him along with his brothers as sufferers targeted over engaging in protests against Iran’s Shiite theocracy in 2018.

Authorities detained Afkari of a water distribution firm employee in Shiraz amid the unrest.

The situation revived a need within the nation to quit carrying out the death penalty.

Also, it sparked global outrage, such as calls for clemency from international sporting bodies such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump tweeted his worries regarding Afkari’s case.

“To the leaders of Iran, I’d greatly appreciate if you’d spare this young guy’s lifetime, rather than execute him,” Trump wrote. “Thanks!”

Iran reacted with a virtually 11-minute state TV bundle on Akari.

It comprised the crying parents of the murdered water business worker, Hassan Torkaman.

The package also included footage of Afkari on the back of a motorbike, stating he’d stabbed Torkaman at the trunk, without explaining why he supposedly carried out the attack.

The state TV department revealed blurry authorities’ records and described the killing as a”private dispute,” without elaborating.

It stated Afkari’s phone was in the region and it revealed surveillance footage of him walking down a road, talking on his mobile phone.

In a statement, Amnesty International had called for international pressure on Iran to disclose the whereabouts and fate of their brothers until the information of Afkari’s implementation was declared.

“These brothers will be the most recent victims of Iran’s deeply flawed criminal justice system, and their situation is additional proof that European courts systematically rely on upon confessions’ obtained under torture and other ill-treatment to shield criminal convictions, in contravention of global law,” explained Diana Eltahawy,” Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

In the aftermath of the information of this wrestler’s implementation, the IOC said that it had been”shocked” from the occasion.

“It’s deeply regrettable that the allure of athletes across the Earth, and all of the behind-the-scenes function of the IOC, together with the Australian National Olympic Committee, the International Wrestling Federation as well as the Czech Wrestling Federation, failed to attain their target,” the IOC said.

“The implementation of Inner wrestler Navid Afkari is quite sad news,” it added.