Iran summons German ambassador after condemning execution of wrestler Navid Afkari
Iran's foreign ministry on Monday summoned Germany's ambassador over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler, accused of murdering a man during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018.
The ministry "strongly condemned" the tweets and told German envoy Hans-Udo Muzel that the reaction was considered to be an "interference in the internal affairs" of Iran, according to an official statement.
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Iran executed Navid Afkari over his alleged stabbing of a guard during anti-government protests.
The move has been widely condemned, with the European Union voicing its concern on Monday.
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