Iran has reportedly executed a wrestler accused of murder after President Trump asked authorities to spare him from the death penalty, according to the country’s state TV.
“The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer of Hassan Torkaman, was carried out this morning in Adelabad prison in Shiraz,” Kazem Mousavi, the chief justice of Fars province, was quoted as saying, according to The Associated Press.
Afkari, 27, and his two brothers had been convicted of stabbing a water supply company employee during protests in 2018 against Iran’s Shiite theocracy. His brothers received lengthy prison sentences, while Afkari received the death penalty.
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