Amir Nasr Azadani escaped death sentence, but still received harsh sentence in Iran

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Iranian justice sentenced the footballer on Monday Amir Nasr Azadani a 26 years in prison for being involved in the anti-government protests last November over the death of the young woman Mahsa Amini who was in custody for violating the Islamic dress code.

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Azadani, who faced possible execution by hanging, was one of two people convicted of the actions recorded on November 16, when three members of the security forces were killed in an incident in Isfahan province.

The former member of the Asian country’s soccer team was accused of “incurring crimes against public order, assembling and conspiring to violate the security of the country”besides committing moharebe, “A Crime Against God”according to information from the “Iran International” chain reproduced by the DPA news agency.

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The 26-year-old Iranian footballer had been charged and faced a possible death sentence by hanging for speaking out for women’s rights in his country.

At the time, the international players union, FIFPRO, had called for “the immediate lifting of his punishment” as did various human rights organisations.

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Source: Clarin

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