A BOXING champion has been sentenced to death for “protesting” in the cold wave of Iranian executions.
Mohammad Javad, 26, was sentenced to death during protests in November 2019 against his country’s economic corruption.
Afkari is accused of killing a state security officer during an anti-government protest in the summer of 2018.
According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Navid and his brother Vahid Afkari were subjected to severe torture to confess their crimes.
Journalist and activist Masih Alinejad who launched the #Unit4Navid . movement
She tweeted on Saturday: “Death sentence for another athlete in Iran for protesting in November 2019.
“Mohammad Javad, 26 years old, was a boxing champion. They sentenced him to death for ‘sowing corruption on the Earth’.
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“We cannot save Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari. Global athletes can help us this time.”
She added: “Before being executed, Navid Afkari said: ‘The Islamic Republic is looking for a neck to tie the noose.’
“This time Mohammad Javad Vafaei is facing execution for participating in Iran’s nationwide protests.
We Iranians call on global athletes to be his voice. # UnitedforNavid. ”
Experts have noted that the accusation of “sowing corruption on Earth” is often used against protesters in order to eliminate any opposition to the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali. Khamenei.
After Afkari’s death, two other athletes were executed.
30-year-old boxer Ali Mutairi is said to have been severely tortured in Sheiban prison, which led to him falsely confessing that he killed two Basij militia members in 2018.
Champion wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini was also executed last year.
Figures show that Iran carries out about 250 executions a year, in addition to 100 child execution each year.
Savage country Punishment system includes hanged from a crane in a public place, using a terrifying electric shock and beating his life.
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