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Iran: Wrestler on Death Row for Alleged Murder

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Click to expand Image Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old wrestler facing a death sentence. © Private (Beirut) – The case of an Iranian wrestler on death row is part of a systematic pattern in which Iranian authorities disregard torture allegations and use coerced confessions in trial proceedings, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran’s judiciary should immediately open a transparent and independent investigation into allegations that the authorities tortured Navid Afkari and his brothers and grant Afkari a fair retrial in accordance with human rights standards. Iranian authorities brought three…

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