Iranian soccer player sentenced to death after protesting against the death of Mahsa Amini

By | December 13, 2022

Insider reports:

An Iranian professional soccer player has been sentenced to death after protesting against the death of Mahsa Amini, according to Iran Wire.

Amir Nasr-Azadani, 26, was arrested in November in relation to the killing of a police colonel and two volunteer militia members.

He has been accused of “waging war against God” and will be hanged, according to Iran Wire.

FIFPRO, the international soccer players union, said in a statement on Monday that it was “shocked and sickened” by the news.

“We stand in solidarity with Amir and call for the immediate removal of his punishment,” it said. [Continue reading…]

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