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Navid Afkari: Iran executes young wrestler despite global outcry

Iran has executed a wrestler accused of murder, defying international appeals for him to be spared.

Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death over the murder of a security guard during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018.

  • BBC

He said he had been tortured into making a confession.

Human rights organisation Amnesty International described Afkari’s execution as a “travesty of justice”.

In a leaked recording released by the group, Afkari says: “If I am executed, I want you to know that an innocent person, even though he tried and fought with all his strength to be heard, was executed.”

Afkari was executed…

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