September 12th marked the anniversary of the Iranian regime’s execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari. Using false evidence and torture, they convicted him of murdering a security official and hanged him early one morning, with a green light from Ebrahim Raisi, now Iran’s president. They hoped his death would end the wave of support for the Iranian people that his plight had generated. It didn’t work. Join us as Benjamin Weinthal talks about the widespread impact of Afkari’s murder, including the widening ripples across international sporting organizations and beyond. Weinthal is a European correspondent at The Jerusalem Post and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
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