Iranian Footballer Faces Death Sentence in Connection to Protests for Women’s Rights and Basic Freedom

- 15 December 2022 13:53 WIB
Iranian footballer Amir Reza Nasr Azadani. (Wikipedia)
Iranian footballer Amir Reza Nasr Azadani. (Wikipedia)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Iranian footballer Amir Reza Nasr Azadani will be facing a death sentence after he was arrested in connection to the deaths of three security personnel during protests in Isfahan.

According to Iran's ISNA news agency, Azadani was accused of "waging war against God." 

According to, the 26-year-old Iranian league footballer is among at least 27 other Iranians facing death sentences in connection to the protests that have engulfed the country for almost three months.

Two of those men — Majidreza Rahnavard and Mohsen Shekari, both 23 years old — were publicly hanged this month.

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The world union of professional footballers FIFPRO react and said on its official account on Twitter that ‘FIFPRO is shocked and sickened by reports that professional footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom in his country.

 “We stand in solidarity with Amir and call for the immediate removal of his punishment,”.

Azani's fate has also caught the attention of Iranian footballers. They expressed solidarity and called for executions to end.

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Former Iranian international star Ali Karimi and Iran's World Cup team goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand 2used their social media platforms to call for the sentence to be revoked and an end to executions.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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