Iranian Man Celebrating Soccer Team’s Loss To U.S. Allegedly Murdered By Government Forces

  • According to Iran Wire, in Amini’s hometown of Saqez, people cheered the Iranian team’s loss.
  • Earlier in November, Parviz Boroumand, a retired goalkeeper for the Iranian team, was arrested for protesting in Tehran.
  • About one week later, a player for the team, Voria Ghafouri, who the team had dropped before the World Cup, was arrested for “insulting the national soccer team and propagandizing against the government,” Iranian state media reported.
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