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Iran performs wrestler, ignoring plea from Donald Trump: State TV

By Amir Vahdat

September 12, 2020– 8.23 pm

Tehran: Iran’s state TELEVISION is reporting that the nation’s authorities have in fact executed a wrestler for supposedly eliminating a man, despite a plea from United States President Donald Trump for leniency.

” The retaliation sentence versus Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Turkman, was carried out today in Adelabad jail in Shiraz,” state TELEVISION approximated the primary justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi, as stating on Saturday.

A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran in 2018.

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< img alt =" A group of protesters scream slogans at the primary gate of the Old Grand Exchange, in Tehran, Iran in 2018. "src="$zoom_0.198%2C$multiply_0.3541%2C$ratio_1.776846%2C$width_1059%2C$x_82%2C$y_109/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/9a169376e55be9439cad04fa5609d65a97fed627,%20$zoom_0.198%2C$multiply_0.7082%2C$ratio_1.776846%2C$width_1059%2C$x_82%2C$y_109/t_crop_custom/q_62%2Cf_auto/9a169376e55be9439cad04fa5609d65a97fed627%202x"/ > A group of protesters scream slogans at the primary gate of the Old Grand Marketplace, in Tehran, Iran in 2018. Credit: AP Afkari’s case had actually drawn the attention of a socials media campaign that represented him and his brother or sisters as victims targeted over taking part in demonstrations versus Iran’s Shiite theocracy in 2018.

Authorities accused Afkari, 27, of stabbing a supply of water organization team member in the southern city of Shiraz in the middle of the unrest.Advertisement Iran relayed the wrestler

‘s telecasted confession recently. The sector looked like hundreds of other presumed coerced confessions aired in the Islamic Republic over the previous years.< img alt=" Iranian Greco-Roman

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari.

wrestler Navid Afkari.”src =”$zoom_1.135%2C$multiply_0.4233%2C$ratio_1%2C$width_378%2C$x_0%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_86%2Cf_auto/5ba4b3905ca4724de7184e8dfc9fe7bc4401f036,%20$zoom_1.135%2C$multiply_0.8466%2C$ratio_1%2C$width_378%2C$x_0%2C$y_0/t_crop_custom/q_62%2Cf_auto/5ba4b3905ca4724de7184e8dfc9fe7bc4401f036%202x”/ > Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari. The case brought back a need inside the country for Iran to stop performing the capital penalty. Even secured Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, herself almost a month into a hunger strike over conditions at Tehran’s Evin prison in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, passed word that she supported Afkari.Earlier, Trump

tweeted his own issue about the case.”To the leaders of Iran, I would significantly value if you would spare this boy’s life, and not perform him, “Trump composed recently.”Thank you!”Iran responded to Trump’s tweet with a nearly 11-minute state TELEVISION plan on Afkari. It consisted of the victim’s weeping mother and fathers. The package consisted of video footage of Afkari on the back of a bike, stating he had stabbed Turkman in the back, without talking about why he presumably performed the assault.Loading The state TELEVISION segment revealed blurred police files and described the killing as a”personal dispute”, without elaborating. It stated Afkari’s cellphone had in fact remained in the area and it exposed monitoring video footage of him strolling down a street, talking on the phone.Also, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news firm dismissed Trump’s tweet in a function story, specifying that United States sanctions

had actually harmed Iranian medical centers in the middle of the pandemic.”Trump is fretted about the life of a murderer while he puts great deals of Iranian patients ‘lives in risk by imposing extreme sanctions,”the company said.AP Trump Biden 2020 Our weekly newsletter will offer professional analysis of the race to the White House from our United States reporter Matthew Knott. Register for The Sydney Morning Herald’s newsletter here, The Age’s here, Brisbane Times’here and WAtoday’s here. Packing AdvertisementAdvertisement.

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