Iran executes wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini – MMA Sports

On Monday, Iran executed national-level wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini through hanging. Reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Hosseini from Andimeshk was executed in Dezful prison. He was 30 years old.

Authorities charged Hosseini with murder in 2015 and said he had killed someone during a large-scale struggle. Hosseini’s death sentence was upheld because the victim’s family refused the opportunity to pardon him.

Iranian wrestling hero Hamid Sourian, a gold medalist at the Olympic, World and Asian Championships, has petitioned his family to show mercy to Hosseini.

Hosseini’s death will be several months After Iran executed Navid Afkari A wrestler representing the Iran national team. Afkari was charged with murdering a guard. Iran said Afkari’s accusations and convictions arose from a confession made while Afkari was in custody.

Human rights groups argued that Afkari’s confession, like much that is happening in Iran, was the result of torture. The groups also claimed that Afkari was actually punished for participating in anti-government protests.

Iran claimed to have hung his head and executed Afkari in September. However, there are some doubts about the method used to kill him. When Afkari’s relatives received his body, they reported that he looked as if he had been badly beaten.

While Afkari waits for numbers of his executions from the world of wrestling and martial arts advocating his liberation. Among them was UFC President Dana White... Former US President Donald Trump also urged Iran not to execute Afkari.

Hosseini did not receive as much international support as Afkari.

United World Wrestling, which oversees wrestling at the Olympics, has issued a statement about Hosseini. However, there was no support for the wrestler who died in less than a month. It read:

The United World Wrestling Coalition was aware of the Mehdi Ali Hosseini incident on January 9, 2021 through media coverage. We are currently collecting information. At this stage, this is a criminal case only, and there seems to be no sports-related background. So far, the Iranian Wrestling Federation has found that Mehdi Ali Hosseini is a regional wrestler and has not participated in national or international competitions. United World Wrestling will not comment on the incident until the situation is clear.

The United World Wrestling Union and the International Olympic Committee are currently under pressure from international human rights groups to sanction Iran and ban it from participating in international wrestling competitions (Per Maruka).

In response to Hosseini’s executions (and dozens of other executions in Iran over the past month), NCRI accuses Iran of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and all European Union member states. I asked.

NCRI’s statement on Hosseini said, “A case of severely systematic human rights abuses in Iran must be referred to the UN Security Council, and the administration’s leaders have been tried for 40 years for crimes against humanity. Must be done. “

– MMA Sports

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