Iranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: HandoutIranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: Handout
Iranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: Handout

Wrestler Navid Afkari ‘executed’: human rights groups call for Iran to be expelled from international sport

  • Reports quoting Iran’s official state media say the 27-year-old was hanged on Saturday morning after confessing to murder during 2018 protests
  • Human rights groups say Afkari was tortured into making a confession and urges the world sporting community to take decisive action

Topic |   Human rights
Iranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: HandoutIranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: Handout
Iranian wrester Navid Afkari was reportedly hanged on Saturday, September 12, with rights groups asking for Iran to be expelled from world sport. Photo: Handout
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