Save Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari From Execution

Extract from ncr-iran.org


Mr Navid Afkari, Iranian wrestling champion, has been sentenced to double execution, 6.5 years’ imprisonment, and 74 lashes for taking part in protests in the southern city of Kazerun in the summer of 2018. His two brothers, Vahid (35) and Habib (29) were also sentenced to 54.5 years and 27 years’ imprisonment and 74 lashes, respectively.


48 Iranian National Sports Champions, Members of NCRI Call To Stop the Execution of Navid Afkari


In an initiative by Iranian National Sports Champions, members of the National Council of Resistance (NCRI) of Iran 48 Iranian sports champions write to the UN Secretary-General, the International Olympic Committee President, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of the Human Rights Council and, demanding their urgent intervention to stop the execution of wrestling champion, Navid Afkari.

Mr. Moslem Eskandar Filabi, Iran’s national hero and winner of 17 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in national and international competitions and Chairman of the Committee on Athletics of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Dr. Mohammad Ghorbani, a Gold medal winner in World Wrestling Competition in 1971, and Messrs. Bahram Mavaddat, Asghar Adibi, Hassan Nayeb Agha, and Abbas Novin Rouzegar, members of Iran’s National Soccer Team, and NCRI members are among the signatories.


Among the signatories are Mr. Moslem Eskandar Filabi, the renowned Iranian national wrestling champion and winner of 17 Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in national and international wrestling competitions, and the Chairman of the Committee on Athletics of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Dr. Mohammad Ghorbani, a Gold medal winner in the World Wrestling Championship in 1971, and Messrs. Bahram Mavaddat, Hassan Nayab-Agha, and Abbas Novin Rouzegar, members of Iran’s national soccer in the ‘70s, who are NCRI members.


View the full letter:

https://www.ncr-iran.org/en/news/48-iranian-national-sports-champions-members-of-ncri-call-to-stop-the-execution-of-navid-afkari-2/