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Iran performs wrestler who said he was tortured for false confession

Sept. 12 (UPI)– The Iranian federal government carried out decorated wrestling champ Navid Afkari on Saturday, prompting protest from human rights activists.IRNA reported the country carried out the execution of the 27-year-old at a prison in Shiraz.Advertisement CNN mentioned the state-run news

firm, which stated the penalty was for the death of Hasan Turkman, a government water and sewage department security agent. Amnesty International said the Iranian federal government used torture to extract an incorrect confession from Afkari.” This young man desperately looked for help in court to get a sensible trial and reveal his innocence

. Leaked voice recordings of him in court expose how his pleas for judges to analyze his abuse grievances and bring another detainee who had in fact witnessed his abuse to testify were unlawfully and cruelly overlooked,” specified Diana Eltahawy, AI’s deputy regionaly director for the Middle East and North Africa.RELATED Florida judge sentences male to death for rape, murder of 9-year-old CNN reported the judiciary sentenced Afkari to” retribution-in-kind,” meaning he could be spared execution if he paid restitution to Turkman’s household and they forgive him. Afkari’s attorney, Hassan Younesi, said advocates traveled to Shiraz to try to raise money for the restitution but the

court notified his household he was presently executed.The International Olympic Committee released a statement specifying it was” stunned” to discover Afkari’s execution.” In the past days, the IOC has actually been dealing with our complete support to conserve Navid’s life. We are extremely saddened that ours and the efforts of the professional athlete community didn’t accomplish the wanted result, “the committee said.RELATED Torture and execution are the

twin pillars of Iranian justice” Our ideas and prayers are with Navid’s friends and family in these really challenging times.” Afkari’s siblings, Vahid and Habib, were sentenced to 54 years and 27 years in jail in the exact same case, the BBC reported. RELATED Saudi court sentences 8 for Khashoggi murder; reverses death sentences RELATED U.S. federal government performs detainee no matter objections by Navajo Country

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