To silence the protests triggered by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, Iran is now brandishing the threat of capital punishment. According to Amnesty International, executions are often sudden, with authorities handing down and carrying out the death sentences of “fast way”underlines the NGO which warns of a “serious risk” for people whose death sentences have not been made public and who could be carried out “at any time”.
In the crosshairs of the authorities, there is a doctor, rappers, but also a professional footballer, Amir Nasr Azadani, 26, who is also facing the death penalty after being charged in the death of three security agents in November in the city of Isfahan. Faced with this threat, the world union of professional players (Fifpro) reacted on Twittersaying to himself “shocked and sickened” by this information, while “This footballer had campaigned for women’s rights and fundamental freedoms in his country. We stand in solidarity with Amir”he wrote on his account.