Iran kills wrestler whose case attracts international attention


Tehran – Iranian state TV reported on Saturday that country officials killed a wrestler for allegedly killing a man when President Donald Trump asked him to stop the life of a 27-year-old condemned man.

State TV quoted Chief Justice of Fars Province Kazem Moussavi as saying, “Retaliation against Hasan Torkmann’s killer Naveed Afakari was this morning in Shiraz’s Adalabad jail.”

The case of Afakari attracted the attention of a social media campaign that depicted victims and their brothers for participating in protests against Iran’s Shia religion in 2018. Officials accused Afqi of stabbing an employee of a water supply company in the southern city of Shiraz. .

Iran aired the wrestler’s televised statement last week. This section was similar to the hundreds of other dubious confiscation statements broadcast in the Islamic Republic over the past decade.

The International Olympic Committee said in a statement on Saturday that it was shocked and saddened by the news of the wrestler’s assassination, and that the chairman of the committee, Thomas Bach, “made a personal appeal directly to the supreme leader this week and the President of Iran” Na’eed Afakari. Begged for mercy from

The case revived demand inside the country to prevent Iran from being sentenced to death. Even Iranian human rights lawyer Nasreen Sotoedh, who was imprisoned for nearly a month in a hunger strike over conditions in Tehran’s Evin Prison amid the Koranovirus epidemic, said she supported Afkari.

Last week, Trump expressed his concern about the case by tweeting.

Trump wrote, “To the leaders of Iran, I would be very appreciative if you would save this young man’s life, and not execute him.” “Thank you!”

Iran responded to Trump’s tweet on Afriki with a state TV package of about 11 minutes. It involved the weeping parents of a slain water company employee. The package included footage of Afakari on the back of a motorcycle, stating that he stabbed the employee in the back without explaining why he allegedly carried out the attack.

The state’s TV segment showed blurred police documents and described the murder as a “personal dispute” without any detailed description. It states that Afakari’s cellphone was in the area and he showed him surveillance footage while walking on the street, talking on his phone.

Last week, Iran’s semi-tantric Tasnim news agency rejected Trump’s tweet in a feature story that said US sanctions hurt Iranian hospitals amid the epidemic.

The agency said, “Trump is concerned about the life of a murderer, while he endangers the lives of many Iranian patients with severe restrictions.”