Iran Prepares to Execute Second Wrestler, Despite State Department Protest

Iran Prepares to Execute Second Wrestler, Despite State Department Protest


The U.S. Department of State was outraged after the Islamic Republic of Iran hanged champion wrestler Navid Afkari in September. Now the Mullahs are planning to execute another wrestler, Mehdi Ali Hosseini.

“The Iranian regime must be held to account for their vile human rights abuses and their attempt to cling to power through execution,” State Department spokesman Ellie Cohanim told Fox News.

According to the Iranian government, Ali Hosseini, a 29-year-old wrestler from Andimeshk in the province of Khuzestan, was arrested in 2015 and charged with premeditated murder.

Another wrestler in #Iran, 29 years old Mehdi Ali Hosseini, on the verge of execution/hanging. This is outragous! pic.twitter.com/fzJC0yuzOK

— mina bai (@bai_mina) January 9, 2021

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Iranian authorities tortured Afkari until he confessed to the crime they accused him of perpetrating. He was hanged for protesting against the ruling government.

“In September, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo imposed

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