Archiv: Nawid Afkari

13.09.2020 - 15:11 [ Amnesty International ]

Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

Before his secret execution Navid Afkari, 27, was subjected to a shocking catalogue of human rights violations and crimes, including enforced disappearance; torture and other ill-treatment, leading to forced “confessions”; and denial of access to a lawyer and other fair trial guarantees.

“This young man desperately sought help in court to receive a fair trial and prove his innocence. Leaked voice recordings of him in court expose how his pleas for judges to investigate his torture complaints and bring another detainee who had witnessed his torture to testify were unlawfully and cruelly ignored,” said Diana Eltahawy.

13.09.2020 - 14:47 [ ]

Hingerichteter iranischer Ringer Afkari beerdigt

Afkari hatte nach Angaben der iranischen Justiz bei einer Demonstration 2018 in Schiras einen Sicherheitsbeamten getötet. Er habe die Tat gestanden, hieß es. Der Sportler, seine Familie und Menschenrechtsorganisationen führten dagegen an, das Geständnis sei durch Folter erzwungen worden.