Iran Executes Wrestler, Navid Afkari Despite Global Outcry

Iranian wrestling champion, Navid Afkari has been executed despite global outcry to spare him.

Navid Afkari

Afkari was executed in the early hours of Saturday after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, state media said.

The 27-year-old had also said he was tortured into making a false confession but the Iran’s judiciary denied the claims.

The country’s supreme court also rejected a review of the case in August.

His death sentence had earlier sparked global outcry with calls to overturn his execution.

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