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UPDATE: 10:00 PM CEST
Navid Afkari says in “good spirits” in night before execution phonecall
Executed wrestling champion Navid Afkari said he was in “good spirits” in a phone call with a family member on the night before his execution.
The 27-year-old protester said that he and his two brothers, Vahid and Habib, were examined by the forensics organization for signs of torture. He also said that he was told that they would be taken to Tehran on Saturday morning. However, the young protester was hastily hanged on Saturday morning September 12 and was buried that night under strict security measures.
Dr. Kazem Rajavi’s assassination to be investigated in the context of genocide, crime against humanity
Dr. #KazemRajavi's assassination to be investigated in the context of genocide, crime against humanity-This crime was part of the regime's plan that has continued with murder of 1,500 protesters in Nov 2019 & executions of #MostafaSalehi & #NavidAfkarihttps://t.co/avuJY6QN86 pic.twitter.com/UlciYkKGDR
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 14, 2020
Iran’s authorities threaten political prisoners to remain silent or be executed
On Saturday, following the execution of Iranian hero Navid Afkari, reports indicate that Mohammad Bara’e, a judge in the Iranian regime’s judicial system, visited a section of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary for the first time. In this inspection he warned three political prisoners by the names of Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saied Tamjidi to remain silent about their conditions. If they leak information about their conditions and refuse to remain silent, their death sentences will be carried out, the so-called judge threatened.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) September 14, 2020
Iran Regime Hastily Buries Navid Afkari, but Will Not Be Able To Cover up Its Crimes
The Iranian regime hastily and secretly buried the body of Navid Afkari, a wrestling champion executed on Saturday. A week earlier the mullahs destroyed a mass grave for victims of the 1988 massacre in southwest Iran. Yet, these crimes will not be covered with secrecy.
UPDATE: 12:00 PM CEST
Words of executed Iran protester NavidAfkari
"I'm addressing any person who believes in humanity and is honorable.
Your silence means you're supporting the oppressors and oppression.
It means supporting the execution of an innocent person."#StopExecutionsInIran pic.twitter.com/bcqnYoGXd4
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) September 14, 2020
UPDATE: 9:00 AM CEST
Navid Afkari thanks supporters in last message before execution
Political prisoner Navid Afkari acknowledged the national and international support against his death sentence in his last known audio message from prison before his execution.
“I’m happy today because I’ve now learned the true aspirations of humanity from you, extraordinary people. Aspirations that are much greater and more valuable than international wrestling championships,” Navid Afkari was heard saying in the message.
Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’
#NavidAfkari was a young man with a promising future ahead of him. Carrying out his death sentence with such utter disregard for the basic principles of justice further demonstrates the cruelty of the death penalty. https://t.co/M4qErn19Op
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) September 13, 2020
Iran: Farmers, workers protest in the cities of Neyshabur and Tabriz
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) September 13, 2020
Widow and parents of Mostafa Salehi stripped of their house ownership
PLS SHARE! #Inhumanity of the Iran regime cannot b rewarded w/ deals!
— Women's Committee NCRI (@womenncri) September 13, 2020
Navid Afkari’s Execution: Consequences and Outcome for Iran’s Regime
The Iranian regime executed Navid Afkari, a 27-year-old wrestling champion, on Saturday in defiance of pleas by the international community to halt this execution. What are the consequences and outcome for the regime? Does Navid’s execution indicate the regime’s strength?
Global Condemnation of Iran Regime for Executing Navid Afkari
The Iranian regime executed Navid Afkari, a wrestling champion arrested during major Iran protests in 2018, despite global campaigns to halt his execution. Navid’s execution has been widely condemned by politicians with different political tendencies, human rights groups, and international sport organizations. Below are some of these global reactions to Navid’s execution.
Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 431 Cities Is Raised To More Than 102,600
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, September 13, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 431 cities are more than 102,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 24,845, Khorasan Razavi 7,349, Mazandaran 4,987, Isfahan 4,729, Lorestan 4,573, East Azerbaijan 2,993, Golestan 2,921, Alborz 2,908, West Azerbaijan 2,723, Kurdistan 2,029, Khorasan North 1,694, Qazvin 916, and South Khorasan 602.
Iran news in brief, September 14, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020, marks the 303th day since the beginning of the nationwide Iran protests.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has identified 755 of the more than 1500 protesters killed by the regime so far.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called on the United Nations to urgently send an international fact-finding mission to Iranian prisons to meet with the detainees.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE UPRISING:
Number of uprising cities: 191
Number of martyrs: At least 1500
Number of injured: More than 4,000
Number of detainees: More than 12,000
Read more: Latest News in Brief- September 13, 2020