Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout
Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout
Human rights

Human rights in 2020: rage over killing of wrestler Navid Afkari as athlete activism grows and sport exerts greater influence

  • World Players executive director Brendan Schwab says sport’s own legitimacy will be in question if it does not step up in name of human rights
  • He says it has been an amazing year for human rights in sport, with athletes playing a major role in helping to raise awareness of crucial issues

Topic |   Human rights
Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout
Navid Afkari was executed by the Iranian government after confessing to being involved in the murder of a government official. Activists say his confession was forced. Photo: Handout
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