Correspondent Cho Yong-woon = The Iranian government has sentenced Amir Nasr-Ajadani (Traktor Saji) to death for supporting anti-government protests.
The International Football Players Association (FIFPRO) said on the 13th (Korean time), “This is shocking news. Iranian football player Nasr-Ajadani is facing the death penalty.” He was arrested on charges of advocating it.” 토토
In Iran, anti-government protests erupted across the country in September following the death of Martha Amini, a 22-year-old woman who was detained for not following Islamic dress codes. Nasr-Ajadani was arrested for supporting it and faces execution.
Iran has already hanged a sports figure for participating in anti-government protests. On Monday, wrestler Majid Reza Ranabad was publicly executed for the murder of two security forces.
In response, the US State Department said, “We strongly criticize the Iranian government for its harsh treatment in connection with the execution of Ranabad. This public execution is intended to intimidate the Iranian people.”
Despite strong criticism from the international community, Iran continues to execute protesters. According to Amnesty International, Iranian authorities have sought the death penalty for at least 21 people for taking part in the mass rehabilitation.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar also had significant political issues for the Iranian national team. The Iranian national team also did not sing along with the national anthem to show solidarity with the anti-government protests. As a result, there were reports that he could face the death penalty after returning home.