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Nawid Afkari of Iran was a freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestler. He had won several medals at the national and international levels. -File photo
- Nawid Afkari participated in anti-government campaign in August 2018
- During this time a security guard was killed, in which Nawid was found guilty.
Iran’s champion wrestler Nawid Afkari (27) was hanged on Saturday morning. He was convicted in 2018 for his involvement in anti-government operations and killing a security guard at the same time. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed surprise and sorrow over this.
Nawid was hanged in Adilabad jail in Shiraz city, southern Iran. To this, the IOC tweeted, “We and several federations including Wrestling recently tried their best to save Nawid’s life and appealed to the Iranian government.” But we all lost in our efforts and could not complete the target. ”
Trump also appealed to forgive Nawid
Earlier, US President Donald Trump tweeted and appealed to forgive Navid. He said, “If the Iranian leaders do not forgive Nawid and hang him, I will be thankful to him”.
Guard was killed in 2018
According to the Iranian court, Navid was convicted of the murder of Gord Hussain Torkman of a water department. Wrestler and his other accomplices murdered Hussein on 2 August 2018 with a knife. At the same time, foreign media reports said that Nawid was forcibly confessed after being tortured. His fault was that he demonstrated against the government.
Navid’s 2 brothers also sentenced to jail
Navid was a freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestler. He had won several medals at the national and international levels. In the same murder case, his brother Wahid has been sentenced to 54 and Habib to 27 years.