Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

TEHRAN (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s authorities have executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man.

The execution of Navid Afkari on Saturday came after President Donald Trump had recently asked for the 27-year-old condemned man’s life to be spared. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province as saying the execution was carried out in a prison in Shiraz.

Afkari’s case drew the attention of a social media campaign that portrayed him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran’s Shiite theocracy in 2018.

Authorities accused Afkari of stabbing a water supply company employee in Shiraz amid the unrest.

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