Iran’s execution of Navid Afkari – an athlete – was not the first of its kind. Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Iranian regime has executed numerous athletes for their political beliefs.
Navid Afkari. (Twitter)
Volleyball player Foruzan Abdi
Foruzan Abdi (third from the left) was the captain of Iran’s women’s national volleyball team. (Facebook)
Footballer Habib Khabiri
Habib Khabiri was a member of Iran’s men’s national football team. (Twitter)