Iran executes Navid Afkari
Navid Afkari, 27-Year-old wrestler who was convicted of fatally stabbing a security guard during the August 2018
anti-government protests in Shiraz, Iran.
Iran Executes Navid Afkari, after legal procedures were carried out at the insistence of the parents and the family of the victim,”
the media quoted the head of the justice department in the southern Fars province as saying. Afkari, who was handed
two death sentences, had said he was tortured into making a false confession,
according to his family and activists, and his attorney says there is no proof of his guilt. His supporters described
him as a “political prisoner”.
His attorney, Hassan Younesi, accused authorities of denying his client a family visit before the execution,
as required by law.