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Iran Suddenly Executes Wrestler Navid Afkari

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Click to expand Image Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old wrestler facing a death sentence. © Private   Update: Iran authorities executed Navid Afkari, who confessed to crimes under torture. This cruel act, in defiance of an international outcry for a fair retrial, shows an utter disregard for the most fundamental human rights norms. Iran: Wrestler on Death Row for Alleged Murder  (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…

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