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Iran sentences boxer to death for his role in protests

Iran sentences boxer to death for his role in protests

Iran has sentenced a local boxing champion to death for his role in the 2019 protests, activists said.

The Norway-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR) reported that Vafaei-Sani, 26, was sentenced to death after being convicted of arson and destruction of government buildings after being arrested in February 2020 for his participation in the protests. of 2019.

The sentence against Mohamad Javad Vafaei-Sani comes after Iran executed young wrestling champion Navid Afkari in September 2020, sparking a wave of international outrage and several calls for Tehran to be sidelined from major sporting events.

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