Amir Nasr Azadani, sentenced to 26 years in prison


Iranian football player Amir Nasr Azadani He was sentenced on Monday to 26 years in prison by a revolutionary court for allegedly killing three members of the security forces and two other crimes committed during the protests that have rocked the Persian nation since mid-September.

Three others were involved in the killing of three basijis -Islamic militants- in the city of Isfahan in mid-November they were sentenced to death and one to two years in prison, the agency reported Libraattached to the Judiciary.

In case Freedom went viral, drawing worldwide criticism when footballers’ associations and international media announced in December that he had been sentenced to death.

Today, the soccer player has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his complicity in the murder of three basijis, up to five for assembly and collusion to commit crimes and two more for being a member of illegal groups with the aim of disrupting public security.

The sentences will be served concurrently, where, in principle, he will spend 16 years in prison.

Freedom He played in various clubs in Iran and during the 16-17 and 18-19 seasons he did so in Sazi Tractorteam where the Spanish coach just signed Paco Jemez.


In the same test, Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi Sheikh Shabani, and Saeed Yaqoubi was sentenced to death for “moharebe” or “hatred against god” for killing the Basiji in Isfahan and they join at least 11 people who have been sentenced so far to the maximum penalty.

The three have also been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

A fifth accused Soheil Jahangiriwas sentenced to two years in prison for his participation in both events, and the sixth, Jaber Mirhashemiwas acquitted.

Libra clarified that four of the defendants have their own lawyers, while the remaining two have legal counsel.


Iran live protests since the death on September 16, Mahsa Amini after being arrested by the Morality Police for improperly wearing the veil, but they thrived and now protesters are calling for the end of the Islamic Republic founded by Ayatollah Ruholá Khomeini in 1979.

The Iranian government strictly suppressed the mobilizations, which were carried out mainly by young people and women demanding more freedoms shouting “women, life, freedom”.

At least 2,000 people were accused by the Iranian Justice of various crimes for their participation in the demonstrations, 14 were sentenced to death and four were executed.

Today’s sentences come after Iranian authorities carried out Saturday’s execution of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Mohammad Hosseini for allegedly killing a basiji.

Their pairing has once again drawn strong criticism around the world. The European Union (EU) It declared itself shocked by the executions and called on Tehran to “withdraw without delay” the death sentences that had already been handed down in the context of the demonstrations.

Human rights organizations such as International Amnesty they denounced the trials as “sham” and “unfair” and “vindictive.”

Nearly 500 people have been killed in the protests and nearly 20,000 are in jail, according to NGO Iran Human Rightsbased in Oslo.

Source: La Verdad


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