Iranian footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani has been sentenced to death and will be executed by the Iranian authorities for “treason against the homeland” after having participated in protests against the government of the country.
This situation was condemned by the international union of players Fifpro who request that “his punishment be immediately removed.”
“FIFPRO is shocked and sickened by reports that professional footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedoms in his country”says the post on Twitter.
“We stand in solidarity with Amir and call for the immediate removal of his punishment”, they complement in the same message.
At the same time, Amnesty International pointed out that “the organization has asked the international community to use all necessary means to pressure the Iranian government to stop executions and the death penaltysays Diana Al-Tahavi.
It should be remembered that this Monday Majid Reza Rahnavard, a wrestler, was publicly hanged less than a month after he allegedly stabbed two Basij militiamen and injured four others on November 17.
The man was found guilty of “making war against God” and “corruption on Earth.””, crimes that are punishable by hanging in the Iranian republic.