(Washington) US President Donald Trump on Thursday known as on Iran to not execute a younger man sentenced to loss of life for, by Tehran, the homicide of an official in “riots” in 2018.
In line with Mizan On-line, the official company of the Judicial Authority, Navid Afkari, introduced as a former wrestler, was discovered responsible of “intentional murder” on an official of the general public water authority in Shiraz (south), stabbed on August 2, 2018.
Like several different cities in Iran, Shiraz had been the scene that day of hostile demonstrations in opposition to energy and denouncing the financial and social scenario of the nation.
“I study that Iran is making ready to execute a serious star within the wrestle, Navid Afkari, 27, who has solely participated in an anti-government demonstration,” reacted the US president on Twitter.
“To the Iranian management, I might respect it for those who would spare this younger man’s life and never execute him. Thanks ! “, he added.
Assist for the accused additionally flourished on social networks, with the hashtag “Don’t execute our Navid”, particularly after the publication of data overseas claiming that Mr. Afkari had been convicted on the bottom. Confessions extracted beneath torture.
With at least 251 executions in 2019, Iran is, after China, the nation on the planet that makes use of the loss of life penalty essentially the most, by the newest international report on the loss of life penalty revealed by Amnesty Worldwide.
The human rights group nonetheless notes that “the variety of recorded executions” in Iran “has halved” in comparison with 2018.