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
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

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
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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