ranian footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani has reportedly been sentenced to death by hanging for campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom. FIFPRO, the professional players’ union, has condemned the decision and has asked for the punishment to be immediately revoked.
Riots and protests have engulfed Iran since the death in custody of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September. She was arrested after allegedly refusing to adhere to Iran’s strict dress code for women.
Her death has caused an all-out civil war in Iran, with many taking to the streets to fight for women’s rights and freedom. The Iranian national team also showed solidarity with protestors, as they refused to sing the national anthem in their 2022 FIFA World Cup opener against England.
Amir Nasr-Azadani, 26, has been actively campaigning for women’s rights since September. The government has reportedly cracked its whip at him, sentencing him to death by hanging. Continue