Iranian Soccer Player Facing Death Penalty Over Protests

  • A 26-year-old professional soccer player in Iran is facing the death penalty after protesting in support of women’s rights in the nation.
  • Amir Nasr-Azadani was arrested back in November after participating in nationwide pro-women protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman arrested by the morality police.
  • Authorities have charged Nasr-Azadani in connection with the death of an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander. IranWire has reported, based on anonymous sources, that the athlete wasn’t near the violence, and instead merely shouting slogans along with other peaceful protesters for a few hours.
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