Iranian footballer Amir Nasr Azadani sentenced to 26 years in prison for participating in protests against regime
Iranian soccer player Amir Nasr Azadani was declared this Monday 26 years in prison by a revolutionary court for the murder of three members of the security forces and two other crimes committed during protests that have rocked the Persian country since mid-September.
Three others were implicated in the killing of three Basijis (Islamic extremists) in the city of Isfahan in mid-November. sentenced to death the other one is 2 years imprisonment The Mizan Agency attached to the Ministry of Justice reported.
bruise case It spread by word of mouth and sparked criticism all over the world. When the football association and international media announced in December that he had been sentenced to death.
The footballer is now serving a 16-year sentence for complicity in the murder of three basijis, a five-year sentence for assembling and conspiring to commit a crime, and being a member of an illegal group with intent to commit a crime. Sentenced to two years in prison for being there. disturb public order.
Since the sentences are issued at the same time, 16 years imprisonment in principle. .
Azadani has played for various Iranian clubs and has played for 2016-17 and 2018-19 seasons. Sagittarius tractor .
3 new death sentences
At the same court, Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, Saeed Jacobi They have been sentenced to death for “moharebeh” or “enmity against God” for the murder of the Basijis in Isfahan, joining at least 11 people who have been sentenced to the maximum sentence so far.
Three were also sentenced to 10 years in prison.
the fifth defendant Sohail Jahangiri was sentenced to two years in prison for participation in the same event, and a sixth Jabel Mirhashemi was acquitted.
Mizan revealed that four of the defendants had their own lawyers and the other two had their own lawyers.
Iran has been living a life of protest ever since Mahsa Amini’s death on September 16 after being arrested by morale police for not wearing the veil correctly but they evolved and now the protesters end of the Islamic Republic founded by him Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979 .
The Iranian government has strongly suppressed mobilization, with young people and women in particular crying out for more freedom. “Woman, Life, Freedom” .
at least 2,000 people have been indicted by the Iranian judiciary Of the various crimes for participating in the mobilization, 14 were sentenced to death and 4 were executed.
Today’s verdict comes after Iranian authorities carried out executions on Saturday. Mohammad Medhi Kalami and Mohammad Hosseini accused of killing Basij.
Their hangings again sparked international criticism.The European Union (EU), shocked by the executions, appealed to Tehran. “Cancel without delay” A death sentence already pronounced in the context of the demonstration.
Human rights groups such as Amnesty International condemned the trial, saying: “Farre”, “Unjust” and “Revenge” .
largely 500 dead According to the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights, about 20,000 people were detained.