Iran summons German ambassador after condemning execution of wrestler Navid Afkari

Navid Afkari, 27, was sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for participating in anti-government protests. (UNWatch Twitter)

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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Last Update: Monday, 14 September 2020 KSA 14:13 - GMT 11:13
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